Fix Windows Spotlight Not Working in Windows 10 [Resolved]

Windows Spotlight is my favorite feature of the Windows 10. It gives very nice feeling whenever I log on to my computer, I believe you also think the same. But, most people don’t know the windows spotlight is not just wallpaper feature it is an advertisement that often has a link to the product in it. Windows Spotlight pulls images from the bing and sets it as background image automatically.





Still, it is a great feature and most Windows 10 users use it. However, Many users have reported that their spotlight is not working and they or they stuck with old spotlight pictures. If you are facing the same issue don’t worry we got you covered. Here, we have gathered two methods by which you can enable Windows Spotlight again on your computer.

 

Method 1 – Windows Powershell Command

 

STEP 1 – Press Windows and I at the same time, It will open Settings. Choose Personalization from the main menu.

 

Personalization

 

STEP 2 – Click on Lock Screen from the left side menu.

 

Lock Sceen Settingd

 

STEP 3 – Make sure that you have selected Windows Spotlight in the Background. Close the Settings window.

 

Spotlight Background

 

STEP 4 – Press Windows and X key at the same time and select Windows Powershell (Admin).

 

Windows Powershell Admin

 

STEP 5 –  Click yes on the prompt.

STEP 6 – Click following command in the PowerShell and press Enter.

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

 

Powershell Admin

 

STEP 7 – Reboot your Computer.

Method 2 – Reset Windows Spotlight

 

If your Windows Spotlight is struck on one image or it does not update image library then resetting spotlight settings can solve this problem.

STEP 1 – Open Settings by pressing Windows and I keys at the same time. Select Personalization from the main menu.

 

Personalization

 

STEP 2 –  Select lock screen.

 

Lock Sceen Settingd

 

STEP 3 – In the Background option choose Picture or Slideshow (any other option than Windows Spotlight).

 

Picture Bg

 

STEP 4 – Open Run box by hitting Windows and R at the same time.

STEP 5 – Type following address in the text box and hit Enter.

%USERPROFILE%/AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

 

Run

 





 

STEP 6 – Select all the files in the folder by Ctrl + A and then press Delete. It will clear out all the old images

 

Delete Spolight Images

 

 

STEP 7 – Open Run box again by Pressing Windows and R buttons at the same time.

STEP 8 – Type following address in the text box and hit Enter.

 

Run Spotlight Settings

 

%USERPROFILE%/AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings

 

STEP 9 – Right Click on the file settings.dat and rename it to settings.dat.bak

 

Settings Rename

 

STEP 10 – Right Click on the roaming.lock and rename it to roaming.lock.bak

 

Roaming Rename

 

 

STEP 11 – Reboot your Computer

STEP 12 – Repeat step 1 and open personalization settings.

STEP 13 – Choose Windows Spotlight in the Background option.

 

Spotlight Background

 

STEP 14 – Lock your PC by pressing Windows L and check that Windows Spotlight is Working.

Once your Windows Spotlight starts working, rename settings.dat.bak and roaming.lock.bak

Files to its original names as it were before (i.e. settings.dat and roaming.lock).


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