Windows 10: How to remove an account photo

  1.    16 Sep 2015 #1

    How to remove an account photo


    I have a Photo on my welcome screen and would like to remove it. If I try " %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures "Then there is no picture to delete in the folder. I tried in
    %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures Also nothing to delete there. Where else can I find that photo hidden?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 20,782
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       16 Sep 2015 #2

    Hello Viljoenhj1, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The first location is only for clearing your account picture history.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    If you didn't want an account picture at all, then you could change your account picture to be a blank image.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    16 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks for replying to my question. I cannot remove it with these steps.The folder is empty.
    Maybe a Blank image could work. HO do one get a blank?

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello Viljoenhj1, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    The first location is only for clearing your account picture history.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/1...dows-10-a.html

    If you didn't want an account picture at all, then you could change your account picture to be a blank image.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/6...dows-10-a.html
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 8,311
    Windows 10 Professional
       16 Sep 2015 #4

    Navigate to C:/Users/your name/Public/PublicAccountPictures and delete the seemingly empty folder with the long name of letters and numbers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 20,782
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       16 Sep 2015 #5

    viljoenhj1 said: View Post
    Thanks for replying to my question. I cannot remove it with these steps.The folder is empty.
    Maybe a Blank image could work. HO do one get a blank?
    You can create a blank solid color image in Paint (mspaint.exe) to use.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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