The location of the wallpapers used in Windows 10 (desktop and lock screen)


Windows 10 comes with beautiful pictures for the desktop background and lock screen. We especially like the background image used for Windows 10 May 2019 Update. If you want to find the location of these images on disk, you can use them as wallpapers on other PCs and devices, you just have to read this article.

Where do we see the background images used by Windows 10

Windows 10 uses a set of images that can be found on any PC and device where this operating system is installed. When you open Settings, go to the Personalization section.

When you choose Background in the left column, on the right side of the window, you will see the images used for the desktop background in Windows 10, in the area below.

When you choose Lock screen in the left column, on the right side, you will see the photos used as wallpapers for the Lock screen in the area below.

Now let’s see how we find this image on disk and the folder where the background images used by Windows 10 for the desktop are located.

The desktop background image location for Windows 10 is “C:\Windows\Web”. Open the File Explorer and go to the C: drive, and then double-click Windows followed by the Web folder. There you can find several subfolders: 4K, Screen and Wallpaper.

If you open the *4K* folder and all its subfolders, you can find the Windows 10 wallpaper with various resolutions and aspect ratios. It is the default background image for Windows 10 May 2019 Update or newer.

When you open the Windows folder, you find other folders:

• Flowers – Contains wallpapers in Windows 10 that have flowers as a subject. There are six pictures at Full HD resolution or higher.
• Windows – Contains standard wallpaper with the Windows 10 logo.
• Windows 10 – has five background images at different resolutions with scenes from nature.

If you purchased a Windows 10 PC from a manufacturer such as HP, Dell, Lenovo, or others, you might also find a folder created by the manufacturer with additional wallpapers. For example, on a laptop of ours, we also have the HP Backgrounds folder with a wallpaper created by HP.

The folder where the background images used by Windows 10 for the Lock screen are located

These are at the following location: “C:\Windows\Web\Screen.” Here are six background images at Full HD resolution or higher.

What wallpapers in Windows 10 do you like most?

Navigate the wallpapers provided by Windows 10 and tell us which ones do you like the most. We like the new wallpaper included in Windows 10 May 2019 Update. We find it more modern and more optimistic than in older versions of Windows 10. What do you think about it?

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