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  1. jonas
    October 25, 2021 @ 5:50 pm

    Method 1-3 failed, but Method 4 worked 👍👊
    Many thanks!


  2. Aditya Joshi
    July 21, 2021 @ 11:55 am

    Thanks!!! Method 3 worked for me.


  3. Amanda Day
    July 20, 2021 @ 11:54 am

    None of these methods worked for me. Over the past year I have found that Spotlight will work occasionally but stops again with the next Windows Update. With the upcoming release of Windows 11 it is doubtful that Microsoft will ever fix this issue. Lets hope it doesn't persist in the new version.


  4. Chantal
    July 11, 2021 @ 9:42 pm

    I also tried all the methods, with no change. Though my Personalization now doesn't automatically change back to Picture, the same photo still remains when the Background is changed to Windows Spotlight… 😕


  5. Gary
    June 23, 2021 @ 4:02 pm

    Method 2 worked like a charm. Thank you very much :)


  6. David Lee ANDREW
    June 6, 2021 @ 2:05 pm

    Method 2 worked for me. A couple of things concern me though: 1) the new settings.dat file is only about one third the size of the old one; 2) roaming.lock has not been recreated (yet at least).
    Thank you for your help.


  7. Eric
    March 13, 2021 @ 6:29 am

    Thank you Method 2 worked for me. It also unlocked all the tiles in the start menu that were stuck with "A great app are on its way" even though they all updated and it was after a fresh install of Win 10


  8. Mohammad Sadegh Maleki
    February 5, 2021 @ 10:31 am

    thanks. method 3 works for me.


  9. Nantti
    February 2, 2021 @ 6:39 pm

    I tried all the methods above and waited for 24, still not working… :/


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