How to Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10


A user's account picture will show on the sign-in screen by default in Windows 10.

This tutorial will show you how to remove the user account picture on the sign-in screen for all users in Windows 10.

You must be signed in as an administrator to remove the user account picture on the sign-in screen.

If you run a sfc /scannow command, it will restore the original User-192.png system file undoing the removal of the user account picture on the sign-in screen.


 CONTENTS:

  • Option One: To Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen
  • Option Two: To Undo Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen


EXAMPLE: Add and remove user account picture on sign-in screen
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Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
To Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen

1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the Transparent_User-192.zip file.

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2. Save the Transparent_User-192.zip file to your desktop.

3. Unblock the Transparent_User-192.zip file.

4. Open the ZIP file, and extract (drag and drop) the transparent User-192.png file to your desktop.

5. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

6. Copy and paste the location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

7. In the User Account Pictures folder, rename the user-192.png file to user-192.bak to change its file name extension, and click/tap on Yes to approve when prompted. (see screenshots below)

user-192.bak will serve as the backup of the original user-192.png file.

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8. Copy or Move the transparent User-192.png file from step 4 into the User Account Pictures folder. (see screenshot below)

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9. You can now close File Explorer if you like.

10. Enable apply default account picture to all users (click on link) to apply.






Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
To Undo Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen

This is the default setting.

1. Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2. Copy and paste the location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

%ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures

3. In the User Account Pictures folder, delete the transparent User-192.png file with a black square. (see screenshot below)

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4. In the User Account Pictures folder, rename the user-192.bak file to user-192.png to change its file name extension, and click/tap on Yes to approve when prompted. (see screenshots below)

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Name:  user-192-C.png
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Size:  6.0 KB

5. You can now close File Explorer if you like.

6. Disable (not configured) apply default account picture to all users (click on link) to apply.


That's it,
Shawn