User account image at log-on

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  1. Posts : 1,806
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    kkorotev said:
    This program is crazy fast. Thanks for the suggestion.
    I need to be clear, I have tried Shawn's process multiple times. Something about my config must be faulty, so finding the image id my last resort. If I had a nickname, it would be "Tenacious".

    You're very welcome, it's a great improvement over Windows Explorer.

    Did you carefully examine my post #14 above? I don't believe that Brink's tutorial adjusts the 'user.png' file as I've suggested. The Tutorial substitutes the user-192.png file instead.

    This change worked to kill the user icon on this PC using 1809 & 2004.


    Also, removing or masking all bmp & png files in that folder didn't kill the icon, the user.png file substitution did.


    Bravo on the tenacity.
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  2. Posts : 122
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       #22

    I will look at it again, Thanks. I am currently eyeballing 65,000 found .png files. I'm retired. I have time.
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  3. Posts : 1,806
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       #23

    kkorotev said:
    I will look at it again, Thanks. I am currently eyeballing 65,000 found .png files. I'm retired. I have time.


    Me too (retired) but I can only spend so much time digging through these bits. That 65,000 hits would be too much for my tenacity.




    Try searching user*.png/.bmp .
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       #24

    I just noticed: the default is: user-192.png..., Brinks download is spelled with a capital U
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  5. Posts : 1,806
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       #25

    Edwin said:
    I just noticed: the default is: user-192.png..., Brinks download is spelled with a capital U

    I've renamed Brink's 'User-192.png' to 'User.png' and it still works great on my PC. No more icon.


    Thanks Edwin, now I want to change it to 'user.png'
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  6. Posts : 17,832
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       #26

    I just renamed the one and dropped the other in...

    User account image at log-on-000246.png
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  7. Posts : 122
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       #27

    After 2 Full Days...


    I have come to suspect it is not the image, but my PC's ability to show transparency at the logon phase.
    Ever heard of this?

    Yes, I have "transparency" turned on.
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  8. Posts : 1,806
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       #28

    kkorotev said:
    I have come to suspect it is not the image, but my PC's ability to show transparency at the logon phase.
    Ever heard of this?

    Yes, I have "transparency" turned on.



    Hi Kevin,

    I can't say I've ever heard of that transparency issue before but anything is possible. I like to keep an open mind.

    I do know what has worked for me in past, I've used the same method on at least 4 different computers and hasn't required more than a few minutes.

    After spending several hours experimenting without success, I'd suggest spending another few minutes to see if the process described in post #14 functions correctly on your PC, if you haven't tried that approach yet.
    Last edited by W10 Tweaker; 16 Mar 2021 at 04:48.
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  9. Posts : 122
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       #29

    Thanks, W10 Tweaker. Your post #14 has repeatedly removed the image, leaving me with either a solid black or solid white circle. This is the effect I get whenever I have used .png. The truly transparent files end up turning black (A NON-Windows color...hmmmm?) When I have removed all account photos and rely only on that image associated with my Windows account (which does not initially appear to be stored locally) The circle is either white or whichever other opaque image I may be testing.
    Another worthy note: Only a full complete drive wiping new installation recovers the default image files I have deleted. They do not recover with any other "refresh" method; including the "Don't Keep Anything" re-build.

    I am going to try one last thing that came to me after a good night's sleep...and if it fails, I will move on to a workaround.
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  10. Posts : 1,806
    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
       #30

    kkorotev said:
    Thanks, W10 Tweaker. Your post #14 has repeatedly removed the image, leaving me with either a solid black or solid white circle. This is the effect I get whenever I have used .png. The truly transparent files end up turning black (A NON-Windows color...hmmmm?) When I have removed all account photos and rely only on that image associated with my Windows account (which does not initially appear to be stored locally) The circle is either white or whichever other opaque image I may be testing.
    Another worthy note: Only a full complete drive wiping new installation recovers the default image files I have deleted. They do not recover with any other "refresh" method; including the "Don't Keep Anything" re-build.

    I am going to try one last thing that came to me after a good night's sleep...and if it fails, I will move on to a workaround.
    When you refer to "Only a full complete drive wiping new installation", is this a Clean Install using an ISO you've downloaded?
    Have you had this same user icon grief with multiple clean installs using the same ISO files?

    Clean Install Windows 10


    Excuse me if you've already mentioned this, is this current installation the product of a 'Clean install' or Windows update from a previous OS, which previous OS?

    This behavior is not usual and I have to wonder if System Files are corrupted. For the tiny effort required, I'd try using SFC. I'm not certain if user icons will be restored but it's worth a shot and it will identify if other system files are corrupt.

    From an Administrative Command Prompt, type;

    Code:
    sfc /scannow
    Run SFC Command in Windows 10
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