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How to Create an "Account Picture" Shortcut in Windows 8.1


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This tutorial will show you how to create or download an Account Picture shortcut that opens directly to "Your account" in the PC settings location in Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1.


EXAMPLE: Account picture in PC settings

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Account Picture Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION ONE Account Picture Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Download an "Account Picture" Shortcut

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the ZIP file below.


Account_Picture_Shortcut.zip

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2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

3. Open the .zip file and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

4. Unblock the extracted shortcut.

5. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.






Account Picture Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1 OPTION TWO Account Picture Shortcut - Create in Windows 8.1
To Manually Create an "Account Picture" Shortcut


1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area of your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

2. Copy and paste the command below into the location area, and click/tap on the Next button. (see screenshot below)

Note   Note
If you do not have a US English Windows 8.1 installed, then you will need to change the en-US folder name in the command below for the folder name with your language instead for this to work.


Code:
%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SettingsGroupYourAccount.settingcontent-ms

Name:  shortcut-1.jpg
Views: 5278
Size:  50.9 KB


3. Type Account Picture for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: You can name this shortcut anything you would like though.

Name:  shortcut-2.jpg
Views: 5190
Size:  38.8 KB

4. Right click or swipe down on the new Account Picture shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

Name:  shortcut-3.jpg
Views: 5312
Size:  52.8 KB

6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)


%SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll

Name:  shortcut-4.jpg
Views: 5508
Size:  44.7 KB

7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
NOTE: You can use any icon that you would like instead though.

8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

9. If you like, you can Pin to Taskbar on desktop, Pin to Start screen, add to Quick Launch, assign a keyboard shortcut to it, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.




That's it,
Shawn