How to Fix Windows Spotlight Not Working?

by Gerry Martin office setup

Are you facing the issue that Windows 10 spotlight on your Windows 10 device is not working at all? There might be a permission problem that needs to be fixed. Look at this blog carefully for knowing the method of fixing errors related to the Windows spotlight.

Turning off Windows Spotlight

  1. Firstly, press the menu option.
  2. Then, tap on Settings.
  3. After that, press on Personalization.
  4. Next, press on Lock Screen.
  5. Lastly, put the ‘Background as Windows Spotlight.’

Not being able to choose the Window Spotlight option.

  1. Firstly, press the Start menu option.
  2. Then, visit Settings.
  3. After that, press on Privacy.
  4. Next, tap on Background Apps.
  5. Then, ensure that the MS Edge, as well as Settings, have been switched on. It will be situated on the right-hand side of the display. Both of them are important for running into the background so that the Windows Spotlight feature does work properly. Note that if by chance you don’t be able to get Settings application in the list that has been presented before you, then you need to again register for the settings application.
  6. This shall hopefully fix this issue.
How to Fix Windows Spotlight Not Working?

Resetting Windows Spotlight

  1. Firstly, see whether the ‘Settings’ as well as ‘MS Edge’ application are working in the background.
  2. Then, press the Start menu option.
  3. After that, press on Settings.
  4. Next, tap on Personalization.
  5. Then, press the Lock Screen.
  6. After that, put the Background with ‘Picture’ or else ‘Slideshow’ option.
  7. Next, visit the ‘Users/Username’ directory.
  8. Then, browse:


  • The Appdata folder is generally hidden so you need to unhide it.
  • Next, you need to Rename the settings.dat file into settings.dat.bak
  • Then, you need to rename the roaming.lock file into roaming.lock.bak
  • After that, visit the one point from the Settings folder.
  • Next, visit the folder LocalState.
  • Then, tap on the Assets folder.
  • After that, remove each of the things present in the folder of Assets.
  • Next, visit two-step back from the Assets folder.
  • Then, visit the folder Localcache folder.
  • After that, remove everything from the Localcache folder.
  • Then, press the Start menu option.
  • Next, tap on Settings.
  • After that, press on the Personalization.
  • Then, tap on the Lock screen option.
  • Next, put the Background with the Windows spotlight. As soon as you press on it, the renamed file shall be produced by itself.
  • Note that the Windows spotlight is reset now.
  • Lastly, reboot the device.

Running System Maintenance Troubleshooter

  1. Firstly, launch Control Panel.
  2. Then, find Troubleshooting.
  3. After that, press on View All.
  4. Lastly, press the System Maintenance as well as do according to its instructions given on display for finishing the process of system maintenance troubleshooting.


MARIA MARTINEZ is a creative person who has been writing blogs and articles about cyber security. He writes about the latest updates regarding and how it can improve the work experience of users. His articles have been published in many popular e-magazines, blogs and websites.

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