According to some websites, the lock screen pictures are stored at: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\LockScreen_A

But I cannot find the LockScreen_A folder.

I guess this is not valid in Windows 8.1 anymore.

I am not interested in the c:\Windows\Web\Screen pictures (default pictures that come with the operating system).

I want to keep a copy of the current lock screen picture before setting a new one.


Aren't all the lock screen pictures(default or not default) stored at C:\Windows\Web\Screen anyway?

Anyway if it isn't, did you change your lock screen to display your own pictures?

Refer this, it shows that you chose the folder which contains the lock screen pictures.

EDIT: If your Lock Screen picture was synced, then it should be in your Skydrive/Onedrive folder as it was synced along with the personalisation settings from your previous computer. Have you checked there yet?

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  • My lock screen picture is not in c:\windows\web\screen, and I set it before using a different computer, and was synchronized into this one. – kiewic Sep 25 '14 at 6:42
  • it is not in my OneDrive folder, at least not in the files I can modify or delete. Where are the personalization settings stored? – kiewic Sep 25 '14 at 17:43
  • Is your Backup Settings in Sync Settings set to On? – Rsya Studios Sep 26 '14 at 22:52

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