Windows 10: Change Account Picture in Windows 10  

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  1.    16 Sep 2016 #100

    Brink said: 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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       16 Sep 2016 #101

    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

    Brink said: 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

    Thanks Brink !
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       19 Oct 2016 #104

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       07 Nov 2016 #105

    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.    05 Oct 2017 #106

    thornburgh said: 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.    05 Oct 2017 #107

    Thanks. I'm actually missing a GUID under Users in that key...
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