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CLI Tool for exporting Windows 10 Spotlight Images as Wallpapers

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Windows 10 Spotlight Extractor

This application will scrape the windows spotlight assets folder for wallpapers. The folder is located at


Once found the wallpapers will be copied into the Spotlight images directory. By default this is:


The application will filter only for images larger than 1920 x 1080

Getting Started

Set the script to run on a schedule or just call using the CLI command spotlight You should see an output similar to the following

[2019-12-26 19:37:40,819] [root] [root] - Copying Windows Spotlight Images Into C:\Users\jonat\OneDrive\Pictures\Spotlight
[2019-12-26 19:37:40,844] [root] [root] - Successfully Copied 3 files

Modify the Settings in C:\Users\jonat\AppData\Local\w10-spotlight-extractor\settings.ini

I recommend adding the following to the settings to silence the output under the LOGGING section CORRECT THE USERNAME FIRST!

file = C:\Users\jonat\AppData\Local\w10-spotlight-extractor\app.log


I Highly recommend using PIPX to install the spotlight extractor to ensure you do not run into issues with other environments and CLI apps installed using PIP

Install the spotlight extractor with pip into a Python3 Environment.

pip3 install windows-spotlight-extractor


Contributions are most welcome to the project, please raise issues first and contribute in response to the issue with a pull request.


We use SemVer for versioning. For the versions available, see the tags on this repository.



This project is licensed under the MIT License - see the file for details

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