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    It looks like M$ is storing those account pictures somewhere on their side. Yesterday I redone windows again, starting from W8 and up to latest updates, safety erase system disk, format, whole kitten caboodle, and as soon as I signed in with M$ account my old picture was back. Wander what else are they keeping there ????
    PS. It's not in the One Drive either.

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  2. #12


    Posts : 1,720
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It looks like M$ is storing those account pictures somewhere on their side. Yesterday I redone windows again, starting from W8 and up to latest updates, safety erase system disk, format, whole kitten caboodle, and as soon as I signed in with M$ account my old picture was back. Wander what else are they keeping there ????
    PS. It's not in the One Drive either.
    If you go to C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures and delete the folder with the long name/number, you should be rid of it.
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  3. #13


    Quote Originally Posted by Edwin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountMike View Post
    It looks like M$ is storing those account pictures somewhere on their side. Yesterday I redone windows again, starting from W8 and up to latest updates, safety erase system disk, format, whole kitten caboodle, and as soon as I signed in with M$ account my old picture was back. Wander what else are they keeping there ????
    PS. It's not in the One Drive either.
    If you go to C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures and delete the folder with the long name/number, you should be rid of it.
    I will keep it, that's not a problem, I was just wandering where it came from. That particular picture was nowhere on my disk during installation, no other HDDs were connected at the time and as I said before not even in the One drive or in the cloud.
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  4. #14


    Posts : 22,564
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hey Mike,

    Here's more on where the recent user account pictures are stored at and how to remove them if wanted.

    Account Picture - Delete Recent Pictures in Windows 8
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