1.    27 Feb 2017 #1
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    Where do I find my account picture?


    Please note that this problem has been solved. I can't figure out how to change the prefix to "Solved" so I am editing the question with this paragraph.

    Can anyone tell me where Windows puts my account photograph? I'm talking about the one that appears on my Windows login screen when I boot up the computer. You also see it when you go to Settings/Accounts/My Info.

    I'm 99% sure that the file is called rhino.jpg but when I search for it in File Explorer it fails to find it, even after searching for a staggering amount of time. I'd love to know what directory Windows puts that picture in. I've tried clicking on the "Browse for one" button at My Info but it arbitrarily starts in a directory called Camera Roll which does NOT contain the photo I'm trying to find.

    Let me stress that I do not want to replace this photo in my account. I simply want to find it so that I can print it for a purpose completely unrelated to Windows. (I had a good haircut that day and want to print it to show the hair cutter.)

    Does anyone know where that picture is going to be?
    Last edited by RhinoCan; 27 Feb 2017 at 10:00. Reason: Mark problem solved.
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  2.    27 Feb 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Arnold, MD
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhinoCan View Post
    Can anyone tell me where Windows puts my account photograph? I'm talking about the one that appears on my Windows login screen when I boot up the computer. You also see it when you go to Settings/Accounts/My Info.

    I'm 99% sure that the file is called rhino.jpg but when I search for it in File Explorer it fails to find it, even after searching for a staggering amount of time. I'd love to know what directory Windows puts that picture in. I've tried clicking on the "Browse for one" button at My Info but it arbitrarily starts in a directory called Camera Roll which does NOT contain the photo I'm trying to find.

    Let me stress that I do not want to replace this photo in my account. I simply want to find it so that I can print it for a purpose completely unrelated to Windows. (I had a good haircut that day and want to print it to show the hair cutter.)

    Does anyone know where that picture is going to be?
    Take a look here at this tutorial. Has all the ins and outs of your account picture in Windows 10.

    Account Picture - Change in Windows 10
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  3.    27 Feb 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Hartselle
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    Windows 10 Pro 16299.64

    Copy following text and paste it in RUN dialog box or Windows Explorer addressbar and press Enter.
    %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
    It'll open "Account Pictures" folder where you'll see your customized user picture images.
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  4.    27 Feb 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
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    I do not believe that windows moves the image file if you select a specific file when setting up the user account, you have the option to choose an image other than one of the windows provided ones - Windows then presents a regular file open dialogue which it uses to create a link to the chosen image.

    If windows does make a copy I would suggest you look in the Hidden Appdata folder tree - If you unset the hide system files option and set to show hidden files you may find that the search will find the image file
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  5.    27 Feb 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by f14tomcat View Post
    Take a look here at this tutorial. Has all the ins and outs of your account picture in Windows 10.

    Account Picture - Change in Windows 10
    Thank you VERY much, F14Tomcat!

    The tutorial explained where the current account picture was and I located 7 different versions of the picture, each of a different size. None of them had the "rhino.jpg" filename - they had a long ugly name formed from a GUID or other source - but the largest one was perfect for my needs. I just copied it to the desktop and renamed it rhino.jpg so I wouldn't have to look for it in future. I'm not sure what's become of the original picture now but that doesn't really matter.

    Thanks again! (Thanks also to the others who replied.)
    Last edited by RhinoCan; 27 Feb 2017 at 09:57. Reason: Forgot to add thanks.
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  6.    27 Feb 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by RhinoCan View Post
    Thank you VERY much, F14Tomcat!

    The tutorial explained where the current account picture was and I located 7 different versions of the picture, each of a different size. None of them had the "rhino.jpg" filename - they had a long ugly name formed from a GUID or other source - but the largest one was perfect for my needs. I just copied it to the desktop and renamed it rhino.jpg so I wouldn't have to look for it in future. I'm not sure what's become of the original picture now but that doesn't really matter.

    Thanks again! (Thanks also to the others who replied.)
    You're very welcome! Be brave and share! Post a picture of yourself
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