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Where is Lock Screen & Account Pictures Store Folder ?

  1. #1


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    Windows 8.1

    Where is Lock Screen & Account Pictures Store Folder ?


    Hello. Im a New Member & Newbie for Windows 8. Nice to Meet U Everyone

    I Have a First Question..

    I Want to Delete Unuse Lock Screen or Account Pictures But I Cant Find Store Folder. Where ?

    PS. I Really Like Windows 8
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gunzorla, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to delete all of your recently used account pictures, but not the current one.
    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Gunzorla, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to delete all of your recently used account pictures, but not the current one.
    Hope this helps some,
    Shawn
    Hi Brink. Thank You for Your Help

    Now I Deleted Unuse Account Picture.. But for Recently Lock Screen ?

    And I Have 2 Question.

    1. How-to Take Screenshot of Lock Screen ?
    Example This Pic >> http://cdn0.mos.techradar.futurecdn....een-580-90.jpg

    2. Why is Show "This PC" ? My Computer Name is Gunzorla (See Attachments)

    PS. Sorry for Much Question.
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    Portsmouth Hants
    Posts : 772
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Right-click on "This PC" select Rename and change it to whatever you want to call it. (it was the same with "Computer" and "My Computer" on earlier Windows versions.)
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    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Rename it:

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    Click image for larger version
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    It's no bother at all.

    Not sure about the Lock screen's recent backgrounds yet.

    Q1) I usually take a screenshot of the lock screen on a virtual machine to make it easier.

    Q2) "This PC" is the new name for "Computer" for this folder. This is the folder's name and not your actual computer name. The tutorial below can help show you how to change the name of the "This PC" folder to anything you like though.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1


    Thanks Everyone for Your Help

    EDIT : I have a Little Problem About Change "This PC"

    I Choose OPTION TWO
    Computer Folder Name - Change in Windows

    But I Cant Take Ownership
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  8. #8


    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunzorla View Post
    Thanks Everyone for Your Help

    EDIT : I have a Little Problem About Change "This PC"

    I Choose OPTION TWO
    Computer Folder Name - Change in Windows

    But I Cant Take Ownership
    Run the take ownership reg file to add it to your right click context menu:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    You could try to take ownership of all the contents of "This PC" one by one.
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    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10


    Quote Originally Posted by Gunzorla View Post
    Thanks Everyone for Your Help

    EDIT : I have a Little Problem About Change "This PC"

    I Choose OPTION TWO
    Computer Folder Name - Change in Windows

    But I Cant Take Ownership

    That error means that you tried to set permissions before setting the owner to be you or "Administrators". You will need to take ownership of the {20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} key and apply first, then you will be able to set and apply "Full control" permissions.



    Quote Originally Posted by David Bailey View Post
    Run the take ownership reg file to add it to your right click context menu:

    Take Ownership - Add to Context Menu in Windows 8

    You could try to take ownership of all the contents of "This PC" one by one.

    Unfortunately, this would not work with a registry key.
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  10. #10


    Posts : 47
    Windows 8.1


    Now I Can Change It ..

    Thank You
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