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Accidentally changed Start Page Icon for Picture Viewer

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Accidentally changed Start Page Icon for Picture Viewer

    I have accidentally changed the Icon for the Picture Viewer on the Start Metro Screen.

    I opened a Scan image and by default it used the Picture Program that was bundled on the Start Screen.

    Somehow I made the Scan the default new icon, which looks awful. How can I get the Icon back to its original?



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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Rory, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean your user account picture, then the tutorial below can help show you how to change it back to what you want.

    User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

    The default user account picture images are in the hidden system folder below.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Accidentally changed Start Page Icon for Picture Viewer
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