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login profile picture revert back to previous picture

  1. #1

    login profile picture revert back to previous picture

    Hi all,

    Super bizarre.

    So I woke up this mornind to login into my PC and see that my profile pic is changed back to the previous one. I have not any changes myself.

    skype is linked to microsoft account. (skype had my old picture)

    other option is that someone logged into my outlook and chaged profile picture then it got synced...

    I cannot find any information on why or how picture would revert. ( even more so on a specific date )

    any ideas or leads ?

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  2. #2

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello newbiew, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    Since you Microsoft account is synced by default, then it most likely automatically changed back after syncing.

    If you wanted to have the same user account picture for all devices, then changing it for everything should help.

    If you only wanted to change it on this PC, then you could turn off syncing for Appearance under "Personalization settings" using the tutorial below.

    Microsoft Account - Switch to in Windows 8
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  3. #3

    Hello and thank you for ur reply. Well i understand the settings under 'appearance' but how likely is for someone to hack into the laptop to change the picture or is it possible to set it for automatic change of profile pic?

    I now sounds silly but is it possible ? Tru task scheduler is not possible.... then i was thinking that skype pic was different from ms acccount and skype pic got synced.... but why it changed on a specific date ..://
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  4. #4

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    Sure anything is possible. In this case, I doubt that it was a hack, and was most likely just an old setting that got synced if both use the same Microsoft account email address.
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  5. #5

    Sure it can.... but I'm still puzzled, you think its possible to have it sync on a specific date ? Or have profile pic revert back on a certain date?
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  6. #6

    Posts : 21,863
    64-bit Windows 10

    I'm not sure it's possible to specify a time it decides to sync.

    About all you can do is either turn off sync for that item, keep changing it back to what you wanted until the sync is updated with it, or delete all previous saved settings.

    OneDrive - Delete Sync Settings for Windows 8.1 PCs
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