In this article, I will show you 2 solutions how to fix Windows spotlight not working in Windows 10. These both ways will perfectly help you in solving Windows 10 lock screen spotlight not working.
Fix: Windows Spotlight Not Working In Windows 10
Solution 1: Using File Explorer
You should be able to fix Windows spotlight not working in Windows 10 by using File Explorer. To do that, follow these steps:
Step 1. First of all, you have to disable Windows Spotlight in Settings app. You just navigate to Settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Background > Windows spotlight and select Picture / Slideshow option.
Step 2. Next, you press Windows + E keys to open File Explorer. Select View then check Hidden items option (as picture below)
Step 3. Now you go to following location:
Note: Change the YOURUSERNAME with your user account name.
Step 4. Then you delete everything in the Assets folder and make the folder empty.
Step 5. Finally, you enable Windows spotlight feature by going Settings > Personalization > Lock screen > Background, select Windows spotlight.
Now press Windows + L keys to lock screen and check. You should be able to see Windows Spotlight screen now.
Solution 2: Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter Windows 10
To solve Windows spotlight not working error, you can run System Maintenance Troubleshooter Windows 10. To do that, follow these steps:
Step 1. At first, you open the troubleshooting packages by going to Control Panel > Troubleshooting > View all. You will see the list of available built-in troubleshooters in Windows 10 here.
Step 2. Now you select System Maintenance troubleshooter. You click on Advanced option then click Next and allow the troubleshooter identify problems (as picture below)
Step 3. If a troubleshooter require running as administrator, you just to click Try troubleshooting as an administrator option
Step 4. Again the troubleshooter will detect issues and cross-check with the default settings of your computer.
Step 5. If there are any issues found, the troubleshooter will automatically try to resolve it.
Step 6. When troubleshooting has completed and detected issue has been fixed, you can select View detailed information link at the bottom of this window to have complete information about troubleshooting operation
Step 7. Therefore, you can easily explore on what settings troubleshooter made checks and what gets resolved. Now you click Next and close the troubleshooter.
These are two solutions that should definitely fix this error Windows spotlight not working in Windows 10. If you have any other Windows 10 related errors you can check for the solution in my Windows 10 tips section. Thank you for reading! Can we please hit likes and share on this article?
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