I have been having issues with Windows Spotlight for the past few weeks where it’s showing the same image repeatedly, and I am unable to fix it. I am unsure of what caused it to stop working since it used to function properly. These are the measures I’ve attempted to resolve the problem:

  • Resetting and re-registering Windows Spotlight:
  • Tried deleting contents in %USERPROFILE%/AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Assets and %USERPROFILE%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewy\Settings.
  • Ran the following PowerShell script: PowerShell -ExecutionPolicy Unrestricted -Command "& {$manifest = (Get-AppxPackage *ContentDeliveryManager*).InstallLocation + '\AppxManifest.xml' ; Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $manifest}"
  • Updated Windows to latest build (version 1909, build 18363.476)
  • Tried locking Windows from a new personal account
Askify Moderator Edited question May 1, 2023