Windows Spotlight Image Location

Bit of a change from my typical security related posts. I was hunting around on my machine for a new blog post when I stumbled across a folder full of oddly named files. The files were named as their SHA1 hash value with no file extension.

I opened them in Notepad++ (too lazy to open a Linux VM…. shoot me) and saw they were image files. After I opened them in PhotoViewer I noticed they were the images I see when my screen is locked; Spotlight Images.

So if you are looking for a cool picture that you saw on your Windows 10 Spotlight, look no further than:

Drive:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.Windows.ContentDeliveryManager_<randomstring>\LocalState\Assets
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