Repair Windows Spotlight

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Windows Spotlight does not show any new images

Windows Spotlight is a feature included in Windows 10, that download wallpapers from Bing automatically, so that you alternately see a new background image on the lock screen when you log in.

The only downside to Microsoft Windows Spotlight is that sometimes it stops working or you could find it stuck on the same picture. Unfortunately, Windows 10 doesn’t include an option to reset this feature. However, it is possible to fix Windows Spotlight settings using this simple workaround.

To do this, open settings, click on -> Personalization and -> Lock screen, here change the background to picture.

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Then right-click on Desktop -> New -> Text document and insert the following content:

Click on File -> Save As, and save as Filename spotlight.bat.

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Right-click on mouse over the spotlight.bat batch file will context menu opens, select run as administrator here.

Now restart your computer. Then open settings again and switch to Windows Spotlight under Personalization -> Lock screen.

As soon as these steps are carried out, you can lock the computer be hit the Win + L keys, now lock screen presenting new Bing images.

Note: To Windows Spotlight working, setting – Privacy – Background apps must be activated.

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Setting: Allow run apps in the background
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