Remove a picture under 'System Settings-Your Info' Solved


  1. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro
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    Remove a picture under 'System Settings-Your Info'


    Does anyone know how to remove a picture you previously uploaded/selected but don't want anymore under 'Your Info'?

    The picture I'm talking about is the one you'll see during login.

    I thought I would change my normal picture to another one but then changed my mind. Now I have both my old picture and the new one to select from. Not a big deal since I can just pick my old picture. Just feels a bit odd I can't remove the new picture I don't want to use anymore.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
       #2

    Hello,

    The tutorial below can help show you how to delete your account picture history shown in Settings.

    Delete Account Picture History in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 67
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    Thread Starter
       #3

    Brilliant, thx very much for your very quick and spot-on reply!
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
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  5. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #5

    A follow-up question on this.

    Does anyone know if the account picture in Windows 10 will be automatically updated if I update my account picture for my MS account?

    Or do you need to manually delete the old account picture found under %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures in order to force Windows to refresh/update and start using the new account picture from your MS account instead of the previous one?

    Reason for my question is I just changed my MS account picture and so far Windows is still using my old picture. I figured I would give it some time to see what happens but looks like I might have to delete the old picture manually for Windows to pick up the new one.

    If that is the case, some more room for improvement for the MS guys
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 18980
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    If you have Sync settings turned on for your Microsoft account in Windows 10, the changes to your account picture online should eventual sync to your PC and change it.

    Turn On or Off Sync Settings for Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 67
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #7

    I do have sync enabled and sure enough, when I got back home the new picture was now present also in Windows.

    So, all good
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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    Great news.
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