Tips and Tricks

Trick #1: Windows Lock Screen images

Ever wondered how to save the windows 10 lock screen image to get as your desktop background, such as this one?

Great pic right? It’s pretty much perfect for a desktop background.

Today I am going to show you how you can get your WINDOWS 10 lock screen background and save it to your pictures so you can then set it as a desktop background.

To begin:

1.) Open your Windows Explorer.

2.) Traverse to 

C:\Users\ (your_username)\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets

Now, the AppData folder may be hidden on your machine. In order for us to see it…

Click on Size button at the top of the column to sort by size. The largest images will be at the top. Most likely this is the one you want. If it is not, you may continue opening the next couple of images below to find the one you want.


The others are random images. Right-click on the top one and open. If it doesn’t open for you, you can right click and open with your browser (Chrome, Firefox, Edge, etc.)

If that is the image you want, you can then right click on it again and save as what ever you want. just make sure you end it with .jpg or .png. The default is jfif. This is the same as a jpeg (jpg).

Be sure to remember where you saved it. I save mine in my Pictures folder, then have a separate backgrounds folder saved inside that one. Then go to your desktop right click it, “Personalize” then click on the “Browse” button and look for the picture you just saved and select it and click on “Choose Picture.”

That’s it! Enjoy your new beautiful background.

If you need a little more help, you can watch this video below as I walk through it.


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