Windows 10: Hide or remove user image at logon window Solved

  1.    21 Dec 2015 #1

    Hide or remove user image at logon window


    Hi guys, is there a way to hide or remove the user picture at the login screen?

    I've managed to change the background image of the login screen, but that big circle that shows a picture of the user is pointless and ruins my image.

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  2.    21 Dec 2015 #2

    amaru96 said: View Post
    Hi guys, is there a way to hide or remove the user picture at the login screen?

    I've managed to change the background image of the login screen, but that big circle that shows a picture of the user is pointless and ruins my image.

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    You'll need to be signed on as Administrator and show 'hidden files, folders and drives' in Folder Options.

    Navigate to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and rename the 448X448 user.png to user.pak, (or something).

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  3.    21 Dec 2015 #3

    Hi, I renamed the file and restarted but the user image is still there.

    I also cleared any files in %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures to be sure but didn't help.

    I should also mention this is a local account, not a Windows live account.
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  4.    23 Dec 2015 #4

    Just deleted all images in the folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and it still didn't work. I have searched a lot on the Internet and eventually find a method (Part 4 described in the article below) that really works:
    How to Change or Remove User Account Picture in Windows 10 / 8

    After deleting the hidden folder C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures and the account picture was successfully removed from Windows sign-in screen. I hope this will also work for others!
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  5.    24 Dec 2015 #5

    Thanks Sott, that did it! What a pain though, you'd think MS would just add a tick box to say show/hide user image!

    Thanks again!
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       24 Dec 2015 #6

    Thanks FOR THE tip! and for the question! Have been trying to find a solution to this issue irrupting issue :)
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