Where is the Windows 11 wallpaper located

Where is the Windows 11 wallpaper located

If you need to get the standard Windows 11 wallpaper or lock screen images, you can easily find them in the system drive.

The following article is about all the locations of desktop wallpaper, lock screen and even touch keyboard background files.

Windows 11 wallpaper file and folder locations

Most of the Windows 11 wallpapers are collected in subfolders of the system folder C:NWindowsNWebNthat it is.

To navigate to any of the following folders, you can open Windows Explorer, copy and paste the path to the folder into the address field, and press Enter. In C:\Windows\Web you will find

  1. C:NWindowsNWeb4KNWallpaperNWindows – Windows 11 standard theme wallpaper
  2. – the wallpaper used on the lock screen, but not the one that is downloaded from Microsoft servers when “Windows: cool” is selected in the lock screen customization options, but only the pre-installed standard wallpaper . For more information on Windows wallpaper, see the next section of this article.
  3. C:\Windows\Web\wallpaper – wallpaper for some Windows 11 themes (some of the folders may not contain wallpaper).
  4. C: | Windows | Web | TouchKeyBoard – Touch keyboard backgrounds.

In addition to the above folders, you may also find them useful (also copy the path and paste it into your browser):

Windows 11 lock screen wallpaper (Windows: Interesting)

If you've selected Windows: interesting as your lock screen wallpaper in your personalization options, you might come across some really interesting photos (they're downloaded from Microsoft's servers) that you'll want to save. You can find them by going to the folder (copy and paste into your browser's address bar):

% LocalAppData% PackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets

In this folder you will find a lot of files without extension, but actually among them there are common JPEG photos that are used as lock screen wallpaper (be guided by the file size: the ones that occupy hundreds of Kb are the desired wallpapers), only you have to copy the file to a convenient location, add the jpeg extension and it will be a regular photo file.

If you want, you can use a bat file (how to create a bat file) with the following code to automatically save all lock screen wallpapers in the ImagesLockScreen folder and rename them to JPEG:

cd / D% userprofile% AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_cw5n1h2txyewyLocalStateAssets mkdir "% userprofile% PicturesLockScreen" 1> nul 2> & 1 copy * "% userprofile% PicturesLockScreen * .jpg"

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