Copy Windows 10 Spotlight Wallpapers to a folder and use them as wallpapers.
What is Spotlight Wallpaper?
In Windows 10 your lockscreen will randomly show beautiful full-screen images. Microsoft calls this feature ”Windows Spotlight”. There is however no easy way to copy these or use them as regular wallpapers.
Spotlight Wallpaper is an application that will help solve these problems for you by copying any new Spotlight background images to a folder of your choice. It will also randomly select one of the images and use as your Windows wallpaper (this feature can be turned off).
How does it work?
When launched, the application will open a special folder on your computer where Windows stores any images for use with Spotlight. It will then search trough this folder and copy any landscape high resolution images into a folder of your choice.
The default copy folder is set to ”My Documents\Spotlight Wallpapers\”.
Once the images have been copied it will assign one of them (at random) as your current Windows wallpaper.
Simply launch the application and any newfound Spotlight images will be copied and your wallpaper changed. If you used the default settings when installing the application it will also be launched when Windows starts.
There is currently no UI for configuring the application, instead open the file ”Config.xml” in the installation directory. Here you can change the default settings such as the folder to save your Spotlight images to and if you want the wallpaper to be automatically changed or not. Since version 1.0.3 I’ve also added some more options during install, for example disabling the function that automatically changes your wallpaper.
Note: I have received multiple questions about using Spotlight Wallpaper together with the Windows wallpaper slideshow feature. Per default Spotlight Wallpaper will change your wallpaper each time Windows restarts. This will disable any slideshow folder you have configured. Since version 1.0.3 you can easily turn this feature off during installation.