Fix Windows 10 Spotlight lock screen picture not changing

Windows 10 spotlight Pictures are loved by many windows 10 users, but recently some users have reported that the spotlight pictures on the Lock screen are not changing anymore. They have no idea or clue why they have stuck indefinitely on a particular picture and not changing anymore.

Fix 1 – Disable and Enable Spotlight again

1 – Press Windows and I key to open setiings

2 РClick on Personalization 

3 -Click on Lock screen from left menu.

4 – Choose Slideshow or Picture Under Background

Lock Screen Personalization


5 -Now, Close the settings and Restart your PC.

6 -Now, Once the PC starts again, Follow the exact same steps shown above and choose Windows spotlight this time.

Windows Spotlight


Fix 2 – Empty Assets Folder and Try again

1 – Open RUN command box by hitting Windows and R key at once.

2 -Copy and paste the path given below in the run command box and click OK.


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3 – Now, Select and delete all the files inside Assets folder.

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4 –Restart your PC

Fix 3 -Reset Spotlight settings

1 – Open RUN command box by hitting Windows and R key at once.

2 -Copy and paste the path given below in the run command box and click OK.


3 – Now, Rename Both files (Romaing.lock and Settings) by adding a Backup at the end. They will be recreated when you restart your PC.

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4 – Restart your PC and try again.

Fix 4 – Using Powershell and Registry editor

1. Click on start button and then click on Gear shaped icon to open settings.


Settings Default



2. Now, Click on Time & Language.


Time Langiage



3. Click on Region from Left menu and then select United states in Countries or region list.


Region United States


4. Now, in settings panel click on personalization.




5. Now, click on Lock screen in the left menu.

6. Now, Choose Picture as background from the dropdown list in the right.


Lock Screen Personalization



7. Now, go to explorer and copy and paste the path given below to address bar.



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8. Delete all the files in the folder. Do not worry , they will be recreated automatically.

Delete Assets

9. Search powershell in the windows 10 search box and right click on powerhshell icon and choose run as administrator.


Powershell Run As Administrator


10. Copy and paste the command given below in the powerhsell window and hit enter to execute the command.

Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach {Add-AppxPackage "$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml" -DisableDevelopmentMode -register }

11. Search regedit in windows 10 taskbar search and click on the registry editor icon to open it.




12. Browse to the following location in the registry editor.


13. Delete everything you get after expanding Creative leaving only s-1-0-0 folder.


Delete S 1 5 21


14. Restart your computer.

15. Now, Go to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen again.

16. Select Windows spotlight.


Windows Spotlight


17. Now, your Lock screen will keep changing windows spotlight pictures. It will take some time for files you deleted ins step 8 to get created automatically.

6 thoughts on “Fix Windows 10 Spotlight lock screen picture not changing”

  1. This instruction is good – I tried other similar instructions, but no result. With this instructions the spotlight started to work again! I guess the trick (that other instructions don’t have) is the edit of registry…

  2. I was a little hesitant to try this, or anything else that involves deleting files or registry entries, but I followed the instructions step by step and it worked beautifully. Thank you so much for this!

  3. Dear,
    I don’t have s-1-0-0 folder under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\Creative

    I have 2 folders beginning by S-1-5-21-….

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