How to Save Spotlight Collection Desktop Picture on Windows 11?

Spotlight images were already available exclusively on the lock screen, but it is now available for the Windows 11 desktop. That means you can also set Spotlight collection images as a desktop background.

What is the Spotlight?

Windows 11 lets you set curated Bing search engine background images as Windows 11 desktop backgrounds and even lock screen backgrounds. Once you set Spotlight collection as desktop background, Windows 11 automatically downloads and applies new backgrounds each day.

You can enable the Spotlight collection feature by navigating to Settings > Personalization > Background/Lock screen and selecting Spotlight collection if you need it.

The beauty of the Spotlight collection is that it always brings new beautiful images to your Windows 11 desktop and lock screen each day. So, you will never get bored by seeing the photos on your PC.

You cannot save those Spotlight images on your PC even if you right-click on images. The risewindows article shows how to focus on keeping Spotlight collection desktop and lock screen pictures on Windows 11.

What is the Location of Spotlight collection desktop and lock screen pictures in Windows 11?

You want to know the location of Spotlight images. Even so, Windows 11 save these spotlight images in the following location on your computer:-

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

Open the Run command box by pressing Windows + R keys on the keyboard to access this location. Then copy and paste the above path in the Run box and press the Enter key on the keyboard.

But, there is no actual image saved on your PC that you can use in the future. If you want to note that Windows 11 deletes old spotlight collection pictures, you might not be able to save old images.

How to save Spotlight desktop and lock screen pictures in Windows 11?

Use the following steps to To save the spotlight desktop and lock screen pictures in Windows 11:-

Step 1. Firstly, open the Run command box using Windows + R hotkey.

Step 2. Copy and paste the following path in the Run box, then hit the Enter key on the keyboard to open the folder containing all Spotlight collection images.

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

Step 3. Copy all the contents of the folder into a new folder.

Step 4. Open that folder and rename the files one by one. You need to add JPG or PNG at the end of the current file name and then hit the Enter key to save it.

Now, you can open images by using any image viewer software. That’s it for the article.

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