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How to Set/Change/Remove User Account Picture on Windows 10

On Windows 8/10 we can log into Windows with Microsoft account, and we can set an account picture with it easily.

But how to change/remove the user account picture? And, do you find that even if you have removed the user account picture, you still can see it on your account.

Following this article you will find the method how to remove the user account picture and set it to the default one.

Guide Steps
Part 1: How to Set/Change User Account Picture on Windows 10
Part 2: Remove User Account Picture from your Windows 10 PC

Part 1: How to Set/Change User Account Picture on Windows 10

Step 1: Click on Windows windows icon icon to open the Start menu, click on the user account on the top, and then select "Change account settings".

select change account settings

Step 2: On the Settings, select "Your account", and you will see "Your picture" on the right panel.

Click on "Browse" button to select your picture.

Or click on "Camera" to take a photo of you.

set user account picture

If you want to change the user account picture on your Windows 10 PC, click on "Browse" to select another picture by this way.

Part 2: Remove User Account Picture from your Windows 10 PC

On the Account Settings you will find that there is no remove button to delete the pictures, if you want to remove pictures from your user account, what to do?

Step 1: Go to the Accounts Settings with the step above.

Or click on Windows icon, select "Settings", and then click on "Accounts" to open the Accounts Setting.

select accounts

Step 2: On the Accounts setting screen, click on "Browse" button.

click on browse

Step 3: On the file explorer address bar, type in: %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures, and then press "Enter".

open pictures folder

Step 4: You will see your user account pictures on the folder, right-click on the picture that you want to remove, and click on "Delete", Yes to remove it.

remove account pictures

You will find that even if you have removed the user account picture, you still can see it with your account. If you do not want to see your pictures on your user account, you can set it to the default picture. Follow the steps below to set your user account picture to the default one.

Step 5: Click on "Browse" button, on the file explorer address bar type in: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures, and then press "Enter".

default account pictures

Step 6: And then you will see the default account pictures, select one, and click on "Choose picture" button to set it to your account.

choose picture

Step 7: Now you will see that on your account is the system default picture, not your own picture.

account with default picture

Your user account pictures are saved on the folder: C:\Users\ <Username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

Tips:
The <Username> is your Windows user account name.
The AppData is hidden folder, if want to see it, you should set to show the hidden folders.

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