After installation, and for a few days, Windows 10 starts by asking you if you like a series of images that appear when you start the computer, then, based on your opinion, a selection of these images keep "welcoming" you. I'd like to know where these images are saved (and how, if it's a database or a change of format-extension).

I might want some of them, I might want to add a few of my own.

Does anybody know the path to these images (or database)? Is there documentation or options in Windows 10 to treat them?

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    You're quite right :). I think they only appear if you select "Yes, I want to contribute..." to one of those feedback programs. But I do like the pictures (hope they don't use 'em against me).
    – Ignorante
    Sep 3, 2015 at 18:15
  • Oh my, I just got a down arrow. Is this that bad a question?
    – Ignorante
    Sep 3, 2015 at 18:17
  • Second down arrow! I better erase this question or end with no reputation!!! Help me Meta!
    – Ignorante
    Sep 3, 2015 at 18:55
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    IMHO the question is ok. But it might be that the answer is already available on Google and you just didn't do much research. Sep 3, 2015 at 19:18
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    @Ignorante I think it is a great question. I just had the same question, and your answer was great. Have an upvote!
    – Zero3
    Apr 29, 2016 at 13:01

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Thanks to Anant Milk now I know this is called the Lock Screen. Knowing that, I found the answer in google: http://www.tenforums.com/customization/5428-windows-spotlight-lock-screen-image-location.html

The path to the images in Lock Screen (and some others used by the system) is

C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txy‌​ewy\LocalState\Assets 

Rename extensions to jpg and you can get them.


In Windows 10/11, there is a difference between the desktop background wallpapers installed as part of the Windows theme, and the Windows Spotlight wallpaper which (if enabled) appears on the lockscreen. They can be found here:

Item Online repository Local dir
Theme wallpapers Microsoft Support Windows Wallpapers %LOCALAPPDATA%\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Themes
Windows Spotlight windows10spotlight.com %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

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