Windows 10 lock screen

How to Save Windows 10 Lock Screen Pictures

Have you ever seen a picture on the Windows 10 lock screen that you really liked and wanted to save? That happend to me many times. The pictures in the Windows 10 lock screen changes frequently, and there are no built in function to save them.

Microsoft hid the lock screen pictures really well. The exact location for them is: “%userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets”, and they don’t even carry a file extension that indicates them as pictures. But a quick rename to .jpg and they are fully visible.

Manual steps

  1. Windows explorer: go to: %userprofile%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets
  2. Copy the files larger than 300K to another folder
  3. Rename and add the .jpg extension

Automation with Powershell

That is a lot of work every time there is a picture you want to keep, so I created a powershell script that saves windows 10 lock screen pictures and copies them to your Pictures library under a folder named “Win10 lockscreen” and automatically adds the .jpg extension so they are visible with your favorite picture viewer.

Download the script from Microsoft technet gallery: https://gallery.technet.microsoft.com/Get-Windows-10-Lock-Screen-61dc8ffa

Anders Rødland

Anders Rødland started his IT career in 2006. My main focus is MS Configuration Manager and client management, and I currently hold active 15 Microsoft certifications. Certified on Windows Server, Windows Client, SQL, Exchange and System Center Configuration Manager. Anders Rødland also holds an ITIL Foundation certification.

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