How to quickly set a Windows Spotlight image as your desktop wallpaper

Lock Screen Reflection makes it possible to set a Windows Spotlight image as your desktop wallpaper on Windows 10.

Lock Screen Reflection

On Windows 10, the Lock screen has a feature called “Windows Spotlight”, which automatically sets and rotates beautiful high-resolution images as backgrounds every time you sign in to your PC.

This feature isn’t available for the desktop, but there is a free app called “Lock Screen Reflection” that makes super simple to set your current Lock screen wallpaper from Windows Spotlight as your desktop wallpaper.

In this guide, you’ll learn the steps to set your current Lock screen image as your desktop wallpaper on Windows 10.

How to use Lock Screen Reflection

Warning: You’ll be using a third-party application. While the app has been tested and it works correctly, make sure to understand that using third-party tools can sometime cause problems, use it at your own risk. You’ve been warned.
  1. Download Lock Screen Reflection from this site.

  2. Double-click the zip folder and extract its content to a new folder.

  3. Double-click the lsr.exe file.

  4. This application requires .NET Framework 3.5 to work, if you don’t have it installed, you’ll be prompted to install it. Simply follow the on-screen directions to set it up.

  5. In the SmartScreen warning, click the More link, and then click Run anyway to complete the task.

Once you completed the steps, the current Lock screen background will set automatically as your desktop wallpaper.

Lock Screen Reflection doesn’t run as a service, which means that you’ll need to run it every time you see a new image in the Lock screen.

For the app to work remember that you’ll need to have Windows Spotlight configured on your computer on Settings > Personalization > Lock screen.

You can also use the app to save a Windows Spotlight image to your computer and change the style type. For more information, remember to read the ReadMe.txt file included in the zip folder.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He's also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.