The beautiful images you see on the lock screen, and then under the category of the Windows Spotlight, these images come from various sources from various aspects of the photography. All of these images are truly beautiful and perfect to be set on one’s background and desktop wallpaper. These images are stored deep inside the system files, inside of the operating system. Regular users can’t access them; they can’t even read them correctly. We need to have a solution which can bring these images to a different folder.

Use Windows Spotlight as Desktop Wallpaper Slideshow

Begin with downloading the Power shell script file, handle it carefully and store it in a permanent location. It’s mandatory to save it in a stable position because this file needs to be run every time you will need wallpaper migrated as a file. Every time now this script is invoked, the images of the Spotlight will be copied to your destination, and an extension will be added as a suffix. The destination now is by default set to Pictures\wallpaper\Spotlight\ inside the One Drive folder. If you are willing to change this location then set your preferred location in line 6, Script can be edited with the use of notepad or the Visual studio Code. This script runs the wallpapers that are fetched and stored into the set destination folder. The automation is part is still left.

Automating the running of the script

  • Schedule a task scheduler to schedule a Task with the create basic task wizard.
  • Begin with downloading this file, Now open the task scheduler, find it from the Cortana search box.
  • Now the Task scheduler is opened, click on Import Task and select the downloaded XML file.
  • A window will now pop up containing fields to help you create tasks.
  • Navigate to the tab as Triggers and set time, at which this script should run, finally click on “OK.”
  • There will be a tab labeled as actions, navigate to it and select the first and the only entry there and then click on Edit.
  • Now in the edit section, a window that comes up under the program/script, click on browse and select Powershell script file and then proceed by clicking “OK.”
  • Finally, you can now close the Task Scheduler and delete the XML file for Task Scheduler.
  • Start by opening settings, in order to set these images as a slideshow, and then click on Personalize.
  • Select slideshow for the drop-down called “Background.” Click on the “Browse” button and select the folder where all the pictures are stored as the destination.

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