Lock Screen image gets changed to an album cover of a song (The Shins- New Slang). I have no idea why. I have to change it back every time. How do I stop this?

Edit: I got it. Delete contents in C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\\ReadOnly

To find your SID number, open CMD and run the following command – whoami/user.

  • Maybe you enabled some setting to use local images? – GabrielaGarcia Jun 10 at 9:42
  • What do you have in Settings > Personalization > Lock screen? – harrymc Jun 10 at 9:48
  • There are three options on lock screen background settings: Windows Spotlight, Picture, Slide Show. Currently, I have set it to Picture. – Matthew Holliday Jun 10 at 9:53
  • So it's expected. It'll pick the background from your local files. – GabrielaGarcia Jun 10 at 10:26
  • Does this also happen after you login? (Add to your comment @harrymc for me to be notified.) – harrymc Jun 10 at 10:59

There are reports about the latest Windows 10 version overriding the lock-screen setting on startup, with the situation returning to normal after the user login.

It seems like you are a victim of that Windows bug. As this is a bug, there is no solution, except waiting for a correction by Microsoft.

In the meantime, you could add your voice by reporting the bug to Microsoft using the Feedback Hub.

  • Yes. I just solved it manually. Artist covers are stored at C:\Users\admin\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.ZuneMusic_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\ImageCache\20 Cached images of lock screen are stored at C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\S-1-5-21-491257733-1718714546-2214601280-1001\ReadOnly Somehow a file from the former directory is being copied into the subfolders of the latter one. I had to delete them manually by changing folder ownership. – Matthew Holliday Jun 10 at 17:16
  • That gives more information to be included in the feedback report. – harrymc Jun 10 at 18:51

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