Personalization Find and Save Windows Spotlight Images in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to find and save the Windows Spotlight images displayed on your desktop and/or lock screen background in Windows 11.

You can have Windows Spotlight as a theme and display different background images on your desktop and lock screen in Windows 11.

Windows Spotlight uses the Bing daily wallpaper for images, and stores them on your computer to reference and show on your desktop and/or lock screen background.

If wanted, you can find and save these cached Windows Spotlight images as JPG files to use as you like.


Here's How:

1 Click/tap on the Download button below to download the BAT file below.

Find_and_save_Windows_Spotlight_images.bat


(Contents of BAT file for reference)
Code:
@echo off
pushd %cd%

md "%UserProfile%\Desktop\WindowsSpotlightImages" 2>nul

setlocal enabledelayedexpansion

cd "%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets\"
for /r %%f in (*) do (
  set dest="%UserProfile%\Desktop\WindowsSpotlightImages\%%~nxf.jpg"
  for %%A in ("%%f") do (
    if %%~zA GEQ 51200 (
      if not exist !dest! copy "%%f" !dest!
    )
  )
)

cd "C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\DesktopSpotlight\Assets\Images\"
for /r %%f in (*.jpg) do (
  set dest="%UserProfile%\Desktop\WindowsSpotlightImages\%%~nxf"
  if not exist !dest! copy "%%f" !dest!
)

cd "%LocalAppData%\Packages\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalCache\Microsoft\IrisService\"
for /r %%f in (*) do (
  if "%%~xf"==".jpg" (
    set dest="%UserProfile%\Desktop\WindowsSpotlightImages\%%~nxf"
    if not exist !dest! copy "%%f" !dest!
  )
)

popd

2 Save the BAT file to your desktop.

3 Unblock and run the BAT file.

4 A WindowsSpotlightImages folder will be created on your desktop containing a copy of all cached Windows Spotlight images as JPG files. (see screenshot below)

You can hover over an image in the WindowsSpotlightImages folder to see its Dimensions (ex: "1920 x 1080").

You can rename these image files if wanted.


WindowsSpotlightImages_folder.png



That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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It doesn't work for me. Maybe because it's an operating system with a different language? In the properties of the .bat file I marked it to unlock and it doesn't create the folder.

EDIT:
I have already located the folder. Created it in C:\Users\xxxxxx\Desktop\WindowsSpotlightImages.
Thanks
 
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It doesn't work for me. Maybe because it's an operating system with a different language? In the properties of the .bat file I marked it to unlock and it doesn't create the folder.

EDIT:
I have already located the folder. Created it in C:\Usersxxxxxx\DesktopWindowsSpotlightImages.
Thanks
:shawn:
 

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Great thanks very much! Defender tried to stop me opening the file but I ignored it :-)
 

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This comment is meant to be helpful.

I have repeatedly had trouble with the Bing wallpaper app and because somehow my desktop image was not changing I looked for a tutorial.
Somehow I got through it but it just did not work as explained here. I cannot now find the Windows Spotlight app/program on my pc and do not have the understanding, time or patience to explain what happened.

The Bing wallpaper download has been done as I have a new desktop image - I'll see if it changes - I think the difficulty may be connected with the offer from Microsoft is primarily a way of getting me to use Bing search.

I go round in circles -probably because I do not understand the way basic computer programs work.

Sorry if this message is unhelpful, but over the years since I got Windows 10 - maybe before - this issue has reoccured and hence I give this report - thank you.
 

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Does it save 4K images?
 

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I cheated. I just Googled: BING daily wallpaper - pics
...and got this.




Just right click an image and choose: Open in new tab, then click the magnify arrows (top right), then right click and choose: Copy Image... then just paste it in an image editor...


Image1.jpg



Image1.jpg



Image1.jpg





When "copied" they seem to be at a default 1920 x 1080 resolution.
 
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I cheated. I just Googled: BING daily wallpaper - pics
...and got this.




Just right click an image and choose: Open in new tab, then click the magnify arrows (top right), then right click and choose: Copy Image... then just paste it in an image editor...


View attachment 61060


View attachment 61061


View attachment 61063




When "copied" they seem to be at a default 1920 x 1080 resolution.
I simply do not understand why I get several versions downloading - but I am probably stupid and over complicate things especially when I do not understand like i do not understand these answers or why Brink's little green icon is moving about - I guess I am just past it all. - thanks for trying to help me though folks.
 

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I cheated. I just Googled: BING daily wallpaper - pics
...and got this.




Just right click an image and choose: Open in new tab, then click the magnify arrows (top right), then right click and choose: Copy Image... then just paste it in an image editor...


View attachment 61060


View attachment 61061


View attachment 61063




When "copied" they seem to be at a default 1920 x 1080 resolution.
@Ghot

Note - To get to the next picture just click the arrow instead of going bacl to the page with all the images.

Anybody though who could generate some sort of code to do this in a script to grab all thopse images. I think the old Internet explorer had some method where you could capture and display code for your actions.

Brinks tutorial doesnt seem to put anything in the desktop spotlight file though.

You can capture all the urls though easily enough e.g even this unsophisticated way

Taughannock Falls State Park - then scroll to the next one and so on and then you;ve got the lot in your history file (ensure it's big enough or has enough space for the entries).

I've plonked that into a MariaDB sql database so I can keep the lot and update regularly.

Now I need some "Nice kind coder" who could automate from those URLS doenloading the pictures == any offers : !!!! I've manually stored the pics so far but this should be easily "automatable" .



Cheers
jimbo
 

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@jimbo45

I don't even use spotlight.
I was responding to some other post.
 

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Something's changed in the last week. Im running Windows 11 build 22631.2715.
The Assets folder where Windows should keep the Spotlight images has nothing newer than 11/7/23 in it.
However I still have new Spotlight images every few days.
Anyone know where Windows is keeping them?
 

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After reading several online tutorials for copying over Spotlight images, I find they all share the same flaw: None of them preserve the original image's description or creator's name.

Fortunately, the on-screen credits are buried inside Content Delivery Manager's folder cache. I wrote a script which dumps your current Spotlight files into the same Deskop\WindowsSpotlightImages, but provides a more intelligent filename.

Run this batch file from a scheduled task, if you want to capture wallpapers on a weekly basis.

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UPDATE: Fixed a bug with duplicate images being saved two days in a row.
 

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Something's changed in the last week. Im running Windows 11 build 22631.2715.
The Assets folder where Windows should keep the Spotlight images has nothing newer than 11/7/23 in it.
However I still have new Spotlight images every few days.
Anyone know where Windows is keeping them?
+1...same issue here. The Spotlight images used as "desktop" background images are not stored in the same location as the "lockscreen" background images. Has anyone found the location???
 

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+1...same issue here. The Spotlight images used as "desktop" background images are not stored in the same location as the "lockscreen" background images. Has anyone found the location???
Hello mate, :alien:

I found some Desktop spotlight images hiding in the folder below, and updated the BAT file in the tutorial to include this location. This location appears to be the 4 images you see when you right click on the "Learn about this picture" button on the desktop.

C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\DesktopSpotlight\Assets\Images
 

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Hello mate, :alien:

I found some Desktop spotlight images hiding in the folder below, and updated the BAT file in the tutorial to include this location. This location appears to be the 4 images you see when you right click on the "Learn about this picture" button on the desktop.

C:\Windows\SystemApps\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\DesktopSpotlight\Assets\Images
Thanks for looking. Unfortunately, the images contained in that folder do not match the spotlight images being used as the "current" Spotlight desktop backgrounds. Today's images include an image of "Stonehenge" (among others) which I cannot find anywhere on disk...at least not yet.
 

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    12.0 GB
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Thanks for looking. Unfortunately, the images contained in that folder do not match the spotlight images being used as the "current" Spotlight desktop backgrounds. Today's images include an image of "Stonehenge" (among others) which I cannot find anywhere on disk...at least not yet.
In that case, test using either the context menu or the VBS file below to see if may. It's suppose to open the file location of the current desktop.

 

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
In that case, test using either the context menu or the VBS file below to see if may. It's suppose to open the file location of the current desktop.

BINGO !!! That found the folder path...and it is circuitous. Here is the containing folder:

C:\Users\xxxxx\AppData\Local\Packages\MicrosoftWindows.Client.CBS_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalCache\Microsoft\IrisService

(note that there is no "." between "Microsoft" and "Windows")

There are subfolders (apparently for the last 2 days) within this containing folder that hold the image files.

1703864268812.jpeg
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11 Insider
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell 7459 AIO
    CPU
    i6700HQ
    Motherboard
    Dell
    Memory
    12.0 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Graphics 530 + NVIDIA GeForce 940M
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