How To Fix Windows 10 Spotlight Issues

Windows 10 has an excellent feature called Spotlight which automatically downloads and adds Bing pictures to the system’s Lock screen. This makes the desktop look better when you go to the login screen. It is worth noting that exceptions always exist. For instance, users sometimes may find problems while dealing with the Spotlight.

The method of resetting Windows 10 Spotlight on Windows

Turn off Spotlight feature

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press the Personalization option.
  3. After that, press the Lock screen.
  4. Next, go to the ‘Background’ pull-down list.
  5. Then, select either of the two options: Picture and Slideshow, according to your preference.

Clean up Spotlight assets

  1. Firstly, go to Start.
  2. Then, look for Run.
  3. After that, press the result that comes on top.
  4. Next, write the given below order.
  5. After that, press the OK button.
  6. Then, choose on every file by using the combination of Ctrl+A on your keyboard.
  7. Next, tap on Delete button for clearing up the old pictures (if available).

Reset Spotlight settings

  1. Firstly, go to Start.
  2. Then, look for Run.
  3. After that, press on the results that come up on top.
  4. Next, write the given below order:
  5. Then, open the Settings folder.
  6. After that, you need to right-click on the following: settings.dat as well as roaming.lock files one by one.
  7. Next, press the Rename button and give their name settings.dat.bak along with roaming.lock.bak.
  8. Lastly, restart the PC.

Turning on Spotlight feature

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press on Personalization.
  3. After that, press on the Lock screen option.
  4. Next, go through the ‘Background’ pull-down menu.
  5. Then, choose the Windows Spotlight.

The method of resetting Windows Spotlight settings by going through PowerShell

Turning off Spotlight feature

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press Personalization.
  3. After that, tap Lock screen.
  4. Next, go to the Background pull-down menu.
  5. Then, press on Picture or Slideshow. According to your preference.

Reset Spotlight settings

  1. Firstly, go to the Start option.
  2. Then, look for PowerShell.
  3. After that, do a right click on the result that comes on top.
  4. Next, choose Run as administrator.
  5. Then, write the given below command:
  6. Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach {Add-AppxPackage “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode -register }
  7. After that, tap Enter.
  8. Lastly, restart the system.

Turning on Spotlight feature

  1. Firstly, go to Settings.
  2. Then, press on Personalization.
  3. After that, press the Lock screen option.
  4. Next, go to the Background pull-down list.
  5. Then, click on  Windows Spotlight.

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