User account image at log-on

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  1. Posts : 122
    Win10 build 10525

    User account image at log-on

    Win10 Pro 21H1

    I don't want to see any image/icon mucking up my beautiful log-in screen. I can not, after reading and following dozens of threads, seem to delete it.
    I have deleted all images in these locations:
    C:\Users\xxx\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPicturesC:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account PicturesC:\Users\Public\AccountPictures

    yet, a semi transparent default icon/image still appears.

    Where is this beast?

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    In addition, know that I have done a complete search of my OS drive for all .bmp and .png images (hidden files included) and can not find the default icon/image to continues to appear.
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  2. Posts : 1,728
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2

    kkorotev said:
    yet, a semi transparent default icon/image still appears.

    Where is this beast?
    There must be some image, if you don't like default set some that represent nothing, ex. solid color.

    I know you can restore image to default one (there is tutorial somewhere) if you want, but I'm not sure if you can set it to "nothing".
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  3. Posts : 69,914
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello mate,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to remove the account picture on the sign-in screen in Windows 10.

    Remove User Account Picture on Sign-in Screen in Windows 10
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  4. Posts : 122
    Win10 build 10525
    Thread Starter

    Hello Shawn.
    I have relied on many of your excellent tutorials in the past and have tried the one you suggest a few times now. It just diesn't work.
    Is it possible I have tried too many things and sent my registry into a tailspin?

    Am I being to simplistic, expecting I can simply find the offensive file and delete it?
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  5. Posts : 69,914
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    It's possible you may have made a mistake or missed something in the tutorial steps.

    You might double check and go through the steps again in case you may have.
    Last edited by Brink; 13 Mar 2021 at 14:31.
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  6. Posts : 122
    Win10 build 10525
    Thread Starter

    OK, Shawn.
    I will take your suggestion, find an older restore point where things were closer to default settings and try again.
    I'll get back to you.
    Thank-you for what you do.

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    Results produce a full white circle.
    The image appears totally transparent =, as it should, in Photoshop.
    Windows transparency settings are "on".
    For a hundreth of a second, at sign-on, the default use icon appears on a white circle background, then it becomes fully white.

    I suspect a mystery setting or error is overruling my choices somewhere.
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  7. Posts : 69,914
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Just to verify, are you using the downloaded and unblocked User-192.png file from the tutorial?
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  8. Posts : 122
    Win10 build 10525
    Thread Starter

    I do not know what "unblocked" means, but as the image appears transparent in my image editor, I suspect all is well with it.
    Windows 10: Account settings image is clean (although it could be a an opaque circle as the background is white.)
    Backing out of "Accounts", to the 1st "settings" Page, the header background is grey, so the white circle re-appears as if "transparency" was being overlooked or reversed by some other registry command?
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  9. Posts : 1,773
    Windows 10 Home

    It would be helpful to post a screen shot of what image you are trying to get rid of. Cheers
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  10. Posts : 69,914
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    I agree with mrgeek. It no longer sounds like you are referring to the sign-in screen that the tutorial is for.

    Please post a screenshot of the screen you are referring to just to make sure we are all on the same page to better help.
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