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return to default account picture in 8.1

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    return to default account picture in 8.1


    Hi
    how can i get back to default account picture in win 8.1?
    I want follow picture...
    Click image for larger version

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    Hi there. Welcome to WindowsEight Forums.

    Charms bar > Settings > PC Settings > Accounts > Choose "Browse" under account picture.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    Hi there. Welcome to WindowsEight Forums.

    Charms bar > Settings > PC Settings > Accounts > Choose "Browse" under account picture.
    And what files do I choose?
    I want to first state, without photos.
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    You must choose and/or place a/the picture file in a folder and direct it there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by HippsieGypsie View Post
    You must choose and/or place a/the picture file in a folder and direct it there.
    No!
    I don't want to choose a picture, I want return to default account picture(without choose or browse any picture)
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    Hello Vahidjavani, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The default user account picture image you are wanting is in the hidden system folder below.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    You can change your user picture as usual, and select the default picture in the folder above to use.

    If you like, you could also delete the recent pictures you had previously used so that they do not display in PC settings next to the current picture anymore.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Vahidjavani, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The default user account picture image you are wanting is in the hidden system folder below.

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    You can change your user picture as usual, and select the default picture in the folder above to use.

    If you like, you could also delete the recent pictures you had previously used so that they do not display in PC settings next to the current picture anymore.
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    was great!
    thank you so much
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    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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    Ok. I stand corrected. But, I have no:

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    nor

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    Attachment 33132

    If I paste the code in File Explorer, I get nothing. I have Folder Options set to "Show hidden files".

    This is what I see at the highest order of hierarchy while searching for account pic in my Modern/Metro account settings:

    Attachment 33133

    While I'm at it, why am I getting .old copies of SkyDrive folders? Is it safe to delete them?

    Click image for larger version

    You'll notice in the 1st snip I also have a "McAffee" and "Epson" folders of which I never installed. What's that about?
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    c:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
    here
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Dec 2013 at 12:40. Reason: removed unneeded quote
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