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How can I delete user account picture in Windows 8? RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    The userpic, the image tiles used for your account picture, is located, in different resolutions, in the following folder: C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%

    where %UserAccountSecurityIdentifier% is a placeholder for the Security IDentifier (SID) assigned by the operating system or domain controller to your user account.

    Here is how it looks like:

    NOTE: If your are using multiple account for login to your computer, like local Security Account Manager (SAM) account (standard account created and stored on your local PC in NTFS), your Microsoft Account (the one using internet account name provided by Microsoft such as username@live.com, username@outlook.com), or an Active Directory account, please open root C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\ folder and browse to the folder with the name of the SID assigned to your user account for which you want to change the user picture.

    To find out what SID refers to what user account name used on your PC, proceed with the following:

    1. Start the elevated command prompt by pressing WindowsKey+Q and typing cmd, then hitting Enter.
    2. At the command prompt type: wmic useraccount get name,sid and press Enter.

    This will return a table with all user accounts registered on this computer (that is those who had once logged onto this PC) and their corresponding SIDs.

    Now lookup this registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\Users

    And locate the subkey (named correspondingly to the desired SID), then remove REG_SZ values that contain paths to the userpic images to remove traces of userpics.

    WARNING: Please create new system restore point before making this registry change!

    Hope this helps.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...


    2012年11月27日 12:29

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  • Which account do yo use? You change it in the control panel:

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/2749-user-account-picture-change-windows-8-a.html


    "A programmer is just a tool which converts caffeine into code"

    2012年11月27日 11:05
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  • Hello,

    The userpic, the image tiles used for your account picture, is located, in different resolutions, in the following folder: C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%

    where %UserAccountSecurityIdentifier% is a placeholder for the Security IDentifier (SID) assigned by the operating system or domain controller to your user account.

    Here is how it looks like:

    NOTE: If your are using multiple account for login to your computer, like local Security Account Manager (SAM) account (standard account created and stored on your local PC in NTFS), your Microsoft Account (the one using internet account name provided by Microsoft such as username@live.com, username@outlook.com), or an Active Directory account, please open root C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\ folder and browse to the folder with the name of the SID assigned to your user account for which you want to change the user picture.

    To find out what SID refers to what user account name used on your PC, proceed with the following:

    1. Start the elevated command prompt by pressing WindowsKey+Q and typing cmd, then hitting Enter.
    2. At the command prompt type: wmic useraccount get name,sid and press Enter.

    This will return a table with all user accounts registered on this computer (that is those who had once logged onto this PC) and their corresponding SIDs.

    Now lookup this registry key:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\AccountPicture\Users

    And locate the subkey (named correspondingly to the desired SID), then remove REG_SZ values that contain paths to the userpic images to remove traces of userpics.

    WARNING: Please create new system restore point before making this registry change!

    Hope this helps.


    Well this is the world we live in And these are the hands we're given...


    2012年11月27日 12:29
  • Or simply rename the folder with your SID to something else e.g. C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\*Your-SID*  >>>> C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\w8glitch



    ----- Lukas -----

    2013年2月20日 17:00
  • Why all this dances with registry tweaks and so on? Use Unlocker and can delete anything from Windows .1st need to make system folders visible then just delete it and done. With Windows restart or w/o it.

    2013年6月28日 14:35
  • I have similar problem. windows 8. I took a profile pic and set as account pic. Didn't like it. deleted the pic. changed pic on microsoft profile. photos app still shows photo on live tile even after shredding the pic and there is no pic in photos. deleted photo app. still shows up on acc. profile occasionally. also no file for "account picture".
    2013年7月16日 5:53
  • I wasn't able to find my profile pictures in C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%

    Mine are under: C: / users / main user name / AppData / Roaming / Microsoft / windows / Account Pictures

    • 回答の候補に設定 Area 8.1 2014年1月1日 21:49
    2013年12月23日 14:18
  • I wasn't able to find my profile pictures in C:\Users\Public\AccountPictures\%UserAccountSecurityIdentifier%

    Mine are under: C: / users / main user name / AppData / Roaming / Microsoft / windows / Account Pictures

    UGH... THANK YOU!!!  Those things were buried pretty deep.  I don't know why everyone else in this thread is suggesting such crazy answers, this was exactly what i needed.
    2014年2月1日 0:16
  • Hello,

    I made a script for the automated deletion of the registry keys and the profile pictures in Windows 8.1.

    See here: http://home.arcor.de/levelad/W81UPPR.html 

    Kind regards

    Pascal

    2014年3月8日 19:21
  • Thanks. Being unable to delete old login photos was a huge annoyance; thanks for helping clear up my machine.
    2015年8月8日 17:21
  • I made a script for the automated deletion of the registry keys and the profile pictures in Windows 8.1. See here: http://home.arcor.de/levelad/W81UPPR.html 

    Your script is not available. Please publish your script again.
    2018年6月9日 10:50