Windows 10 Lock Screen Images Extractor 2021-06-05

A simple executable that allows you to save the wallpapers Windows 10 gets on the lock screen.

  1. Jiehfeng

    Made this after I just learnt Python some time back, it's a simple script turned into an easy executable to run. I thought I'd share it just in case some person might find it useful.
    I have always really liked some of the backgrounds Windows 10 uses on the lock screen, and with some googling I found out how to access them (you can check yourself how). It is a short process, but it can be cumbersome to do every time as you need to remember a weird and long file path, use the Command Prompt, and deal with other unnecessary files. This just automates the whole process.

    There's two versions in the .rar:

    1. Automatic - Running this will automatically create a folder on the desktop with the lock screen images inside it for you to copy or do whatever with.

    2. Manual - Same as Automatic, except you choose the folder in which you want to save the images.

    You choose either one and delete the other depending on how you think you would use it for simplicity.

Recent Reviews

  1. templeofhylia
    Version: 2021-06-05
    literally perfect!
  2. D34DL1N3R
    Version: 2021-06-05
    I give it an average, as a person can just place a shortcut to the images on their desktop (or wherever) and add .jpg to the end of the files for the same result. No remembering locations or using the command prompt is necessary. Although I guess it's a decent little app for those who aren't very PC literate at all. :)
    1. Jiehfeng
      Author's Response
      Thanks. :)

      I wouldn't have made this if making a shortcut is all that's needed, you still need to find which files are the lock screen images as they're among other unnecessary files.

      You could sort by the files by size and add .jpg to the biggest ones yes. But in any case I thought this would make that process happen as quickly as possible without any trial and error if you didn't come across the right file. Even if you find the right ones you need to rename each file, there's like 6 or so images so it takes some time.

      So yeah, even so doing this on your own won't take much time, but this makes it an almost instant thing which I found to be helpful as I do this often. :)