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Delete old account picture windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1

    Delete old account picture windows 8.1?


    Click image for larger version
    On windows 8, i can delete it by right click -> delete
    but can't do that on 8.1
    Please show me how. Thank you!

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  2. #2


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Mate, has it even been released yet? If you're using the preview, just wait for the official release. If not, well shoot, I'm not sure..
    Using preview myself and it doesn't allow right-click at that location.
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  3. #3


    Southern California
    Posts : 788
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center x64


    Make sure it is removed from the computer or moved from its previous location. Then a cheap way of going about it is loading other images and cycling through until you arrive back at the one you want, and the old image will no longer appear (yet the newer ones will). However, if you only want a single image...

    ... no clue
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  4. #4


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by DustSailor View Post
    Make sure it is removed from the computer or moved from its previous location. Then a cheap way of going about it is loading other images and cycling through until you arrive back at the one you want, and the old image will no longer appear (yet the newer ones will). However, if you only want a single image...

    ... no clue
    In additional the DustSailor's recoomendation, you could also create a "blank white bitmap" and cycle it through as well. Other than his suggested method, I can see no other way of doing it at this time and I have done quite a bit of research on this issue as well. So, I am left scratching my head and saying "where the heck are those other dang pictures hiding?" With that said, I will also second DustSailor's motion that....

    ..... I also have no clue.

    However, I know for a fact that a few capable individuals are trying to unravel this mystery so I'm hoping for a cameo announcement soon. Good luck.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Thank you for replying!
    I removed the Img from my computer and restart but it does not work
    Create a blank white bitmap seems not a good idea
    Hope for another solution.
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  6. #6


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    Create a blank white bitmap seems not a good idea
    Hi effygy,

    Can't disagree with you on that; however, for those who are "compelled" to remove an image for one reason or another, it works (for aesthetic purposes):

    Click image for larger version
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  7. #7


    Hello, effygy.

    Are you using and Ms account to sign into your OS?
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  8. #8


    Posts : 17
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hello, effygy.
    Are you using and Ms account to sign into your OS?
    I use Local account


    @my2cents
    looks nice, but do you have a way to remove it?
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  9. #9


    Posts : 2,191
    Windows 8.1


    @my2cents
    looks nice, but do you have a way to remove it?
    Nope... Just have to recycle another picture thru as originally suggested by DustSailor. I'm still researching this issue myself but I'm hoping one of the big guns will find an answer if I cannot.... and my hopes of finding an answer to this one appear to be "slim to none."
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  10. #10


    Posts : 2
    Windows 8 Pro


    Try browsing to -

    C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    Replace 'username' with your own. All account pictures should show up in here. If nothing there, try -

    C:\users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\TempState


    Again,
    replace 'username' with your own. Hope this helps.
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