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  • Windows Spotlite

    Posted on Casey H Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    This topic contains 4 replies, has 3 voices, and was last updated by  b 1 month ago.

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    • #2085877 Reply

      Casey H
      AskWoody Plus

      Hello All –

      I’ve been here so frequently lately, that I feel I should invite you all over for dinner.  I have finished putting together my new WIN 10 computer & everything seems to be working perfectly, at least so I thought.  Quite a few months ago on my old WIN 10 computer (originally updated from WIN 7 and most recently updated to 1903), I noticed that the spotlite location information on my lockscreen had disappeared.  I finally gave up on trying to make it work.  Loading windows on my new computer, I was pleasantly surprised with the reappearance of same.  Alas in the process of changing the myriad of settings, the location data for the spotlite images has again disappeared.  I must have done something to kill it, but I have no ide what.  I’d like to get it back.  As always, any help would be appreciated.

      Casey H.

    • #2085889 Reply

      Casey H
      AskWoody Plus

      Something I forgot to add: said information appears if I actually lock the screen, something which I never do.  It’s just not there after logging off, which I do frequently as I share the computer with my wife, and an additional account that has admin privileges.

      Casey H.

    • #2085906 Reply

      zero2dash
      AskWoody Lounger

      Not sure if this will fix it, but it’s worth a shot – it forces Win10 to reinstall the Spotlight app and its packages.

      Get-AppxPackage -allusers *ContentDeliveryManager* | foreach {Add-AppxPackage “$($_.InstallLocation)\appxmanifest.xml” -DisableDevelopmentMode -register }

      Run this command from a PowerShell window running as Administrator, and I would also reboot after doing so. (Not sure if a logoff/logon would suffice.)

    • #2086778 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      TenForums.com has a Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight batch file, which includes that re-register command, but also deletes existing Spotlight images which apparently helps:

      How to Reset and Re-register Windows Spotlight in Windows 10

      I’ve had to use it a couple of times, as Windows Spotlight can be rather fragile.

      It’s been successful for me and a whole bunch of other people, but the bottom line there is important because it still requires some patience:

      “Sometimes it may take up to 24 hours after resetting for Windows Spotlight to sync again.”

      Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

    • #2089141 Reply

      b
      AskWoody Plus

      Loading windows on my new computer, I was pleasantly surprised with the reappearance of same.  Alas in the process of changing the myriad of settings, the location data for the spotlite images has again disappeared.  I must have done something to kill it, but I have no ide what.  I’d like to get it back.  As always, any help would be appreciated.

      Casey H.

      I just realized that on your new computer you’re only missing the text captions on the lock screen, not the images themselves. The only explanation I know for that is if you have enabled “Secure sign-in” by requiring Ctrl+Alt+Del to unlock the lock screen: Captions do not appear with the images if the Ctrl-Alt-Del option is enabled (probably at Run, netplwiz, Advanced).

      How to Enable or Disable Secure Sign-in with Ctrl+Alt+Delete in Windows 10

      Windows 10 Pro Version 2004: Group ASAP (chump/pioneer)

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