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  1.    16 Sep 2016 #100
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    The blue note box at the top of the tutorial can help show you were the local cache is for the recent and current account pictures.
    I saw that. However, the following isn't true for either of my computers. In both cases, this location is empty (working and not working account pic): Your current user account picture is stored in the hidden folder below. C:\Users\Public\Public Account Pictures\S-1-5-21.......(GUID for user account)
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  2.    16 Sep 2016 #101
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017
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    How about in the recent folder below?

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    This won't let you change it though. It's only where you can get a copy of the image if wanted.
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  3.    16 Sep 2016 #102
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    How about in the recent folder below?

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    This won't let you change it though. It's only where you can get a copy of the image if wanted.
    Yes, that folder contains my chosen pic. And it shows as a recent choice in the pick picture screen.
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  4.    19 Oct 2016 #103
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    Thanks Brink !
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  5.    19 Oct 2016 #104
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  6.    07 Nov 2016 #105
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    Hello there !

    Is there a way to change avatar with command lines ? I created an avatar, I copied it in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures\ but when I launch it with cmd, it doen't work...
    For instance, I type %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures\c9a68c769b75c308.accountpicture-ms in a Admin cmd, but I have an error windows.

    On the other hand, when I double-click on the file in Windows explorer, it works (with a confirmation windows). I want to get rid of this "manual operation".

    Thank you in advance !
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  7.    1 Week Ago #106
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    Quote Originally Posted by thornburgh View Post
    I have the same error posted above when I try to change my account picture on one computer. ("Account picture error/Setting the account picture failed. Please try again.")

    I have been able to change the default pictures in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures to one I want, but I don't like all users having my pic.

    I figured I could change just my account pic by directly editing it somewhere. However, C:\Users\Public\Public Account Pictures\S-1-5-21.......(GUID for user account) is empty. I thought I could therefore fill it with something from a computer with a working account pic, but it turns out my working computer just has a GUID, but no pic. I think this means that my actual profile pic must be stored somewhere else, not there. Any idea where? Reading this thread, I also looked at C:\Users\{your name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures. That folder has my desired pic in it, but it's not used.

    I tried creating an empty folder with my GUID in C:\Users\Public\Public Account Pictures\ but that didn't help either.

    Any more ideas? Thanks!
    check the registry permissions for Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\Users\ (GUID)

    mine was missing the system permissions for that key so it kept giving me "Setting the account picture failed. Please try again."
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  8.    1 Week Ago #107
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    Thanks. I'm actually missing a GUID under Users in that key...
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