How to set Lock Screen Image as desktop wallpaper on Windows 11 • Pureinfotech

Above Windows 11, by default, the Lock Screen shows a different wallpaper every time you sign in to your account using the “Windows Spotlight” feature.

While it’s a useful feature that gives you a fresh feeling of experience every time you turn on your computer, it’s only available for the Lock Screen and not on the desktop. However, if you see an image that you want to use on the desktop, there is a way to retrieve that image and set it as the new desktop background on Windows 11.

In this instruct, you’ll learn the steps to find and set a Windows Spotlight image as your desktop wallpaper on Windows 11.

Set Windows Spotlight image as desktop background on Windows 11

To find and set the Windows Spotlight image used on the Lock Screen as your desktop wallpaper on Windows 11, use these steps:

  1. Open File Explorer.

  2. Copy and paste this link in the address bar and press Into the:

  3. Click Type menu, select Than, and choose Size Selection.

  4. Select files over 1000KB.

  5. Right click on the selection and select Copy Selection.

    Windows Spotlight image

  6. Browse to Pictures folder.

  7. Click New menu and select Folder Selection.

    Create a new folder

  8. Confirm the name for the folder and open it.

  9. Click Paste on the command bar (or use Ctrl + DRAW short movie).

  10. Right click inside the folder and select Command prompt (or Windows Terminal) Selection.

    Explorer opens Command Prompt

  11. Type the following command to convert the file to a .jpg image file and press Into the:

    ren *.* *.jpg

    Command Prompt rename files

  12. Right click on the image in the folder and select Set as desktop wallpaper Selection.

    Windows Spotlight desktop wallpaper

After you complete the steps, the Windows Spotlight image will be set as your new desktop wallpaper on your Windows 11 computer. When you see an image you like on your Lock Screen, be sure to download it quickly because it will eventually be overwritten by the new image.

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