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I have my lock screen set to "windows spotlight". I've just noticed that my lock screen keeps reverting back to picture mode. All this coincides with the latest cumulative update. Coincidence or just a bug. This is a clean install, right before the last cumulative update came out.
 
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What happens if you open File Explorer and navigate to:

%localappdata%\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings

Then delete the two files there:
  • roaming.lock
  • settings.dat
Then return to the Settings app \ Personalization \ Lock Screen > and select Spotlight and toggle on Show lock screen background picture on the sign-in screen
 

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coping and pasting that line I get "no items match your search" in file explorer search window.
 

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Doing it manually I found it and tried it. No go...as soon as I changed it and closed settings then opened settings, went to lock screen. It's right back at picture mode.
 

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Worth a shot.

I have not noticed this issue on my end.

I'll pay more attention to the lock screen and see whether it has bugged out.
 

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Are there any prerequisites for using the images from the spotlight collection having to do with resolution settings or anything like that.
IDK, so.....
Just asking.
 
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Update:

Well, after a few more days.....some other issues popping up, I decided to reinstall (again), 3rd time in a week. So spotlight is working and OS is fully updated. I have harmony.
 

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Well I'm back to same issue: I have narrowed it down to the store app updating one of the 37 apps. Right after that my spotlight problem reared it's ugly head.
 

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So I just said to hell with it and download a wallpaper and used that for my background and lock-screen.
 

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I would post it but it keeps telling me my file is too large.....just my fn luck!
 
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I used to have spotbright but had always issues with it. Currently I am using DailyPic by Timo Partl. Unfortunately it is not in the store anymore...
 
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So I finally found out what's causing this. I found it back accident after a clean install.

It's turning off the background apps in settings/Privacy/background apps. Turn off everything and leave the settings app on. BINGO! Spotlight stays enabled.
 

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