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Where are the login screen pictures stored.?

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1, 7, XP, 98

    Where are the login screen pictures stored.?

    Where are the login screen pictures stored.? I want to copy one.

    Win 8.1

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  2. #2

    Posts : 446
    Win 8 64-bit

    Do you mean these ones?

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  3. #3

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1, 7, XP, 98

    I mean the photo that my laptop took of my face when I created my user account. It is just above my password input on the sign-on screen.
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  4. #4

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    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Stan,

    Hope this helps.

    User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

    Account Picture - Delete Recent Pictures in Windows 8

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

    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

    The current user account picture (tile image) is stored in the hidden folder below.

    C:\Users\Public\Public Account Pictures\S-1-5-21.......(GUID for user account)

    The recent user account pictures used for your account are stored in the hidden folder below.

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  5. #5

    Posts : 20
    Windows 8.1, 7, XP, 98

    I found the pictures on my Win8.1 and copied them over to my Win7. But they seem to be file types that cannot be opened in win8.1.


    They are in a documents folder and cannot be seen from:
    "Control Panel\User Accounts and Family Safety\User Accounts\Manage Accounts\Change an Account\Choose Picture"
    with "browse for more pictures."

    Do I have to convert them?
    Last edited by stanhilliard; 27 Jul 2015 at 07:58.
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Where are the login screen pictures stored.?
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