Windows 10 has a tradition of keeping the latest five Lock Screen pictures saved. These pictures obviously occupy an adequate amount of space on your hard disk. However, you can easily get rid of any of these pictures any time you want. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can remove old images from Windows 10’s Lock Screen History.

Removing the Old Images from Windows 10’s Lock Screen History

In order to remove the old images from Windows 10’s lock screen history, you will need to perform the following steps:

Type cmd in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new Command Prompt window. The newly opened Command Prompt window is shown in the following image:

Windows cmd

Now type the command,

whoami /user

in your Command Prompt window and then press the enter key. This command is also highlighted in the image shown below:

whoami /user

As soon as you will press the enter key, the user name and SID of your current user account will be displayed on your screen as shown in the following image:

User SID

Now copy and save the SID somewhere as highlighted in the image shown above because you will need to use it now.

Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search results to launch the new file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the image below:

File Explorer

Now type the following command in the search bar of your File Explorer window and then press the enter key:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\User_Account_Security_Identifier\ReadOnly

Here, User_Account_Security_Identifier represents the SID of your current user account. Therefore, you will need to copy and paste your saved SID instead of this field.

As soon as you will press the enter key, you will land into the ReadOnly folder as shown in the following image:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\User_Account_Security_Identifier\ReadOnly

Now click on any of the Lock Screen folders as highlighted in the image shown above in order to see which images they contain. Every folder contains two or more different resolutions of one image as shown in the image below:

Lockscreen images

Right-click on any image that you want to delete in order to launch a menu as shown in the following image:

Delete image

Select the Delete option from this menu as highlighted in the image shown above in order to delete your desired image. You can also delete multiple images or a whole Lock Screen folder in the very same manner.

Conclusion

In this way, you can easily remove the old images from the lock screen history in Windows 10 by following the method discussed in this article. This method is quite simple and convenient to use and you can get your work done just within a few minutes by following all the steps correctly.

How to Remove Old Images from Windows Lock Screen History
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