Mac Change User Account Picture Manually

Posted : admin On 12/21/2021

Apr 07, 2014  Adding User Account Picture: Do you want to personalize your Mac® OS X™ PC by adding a picture to your user account? Follow the easy steps shown in. Jan 30, 2019  How to Change Your Profile Picture on a Mac Computer. Co-authored by wikiHow Staff Tech Tested. Updated: January 30, 2019. Although your profile picture is typically chosen when you initially set up your Mac computer, you can change your profile picture at any time through your System Preferences menu. Select the user account to change. Right-click on the account picture at the top-left corner of the Start menu, and then select “Change account settings“. If a Start screen is shown, right-click on the account picture at the top-right corner of the Start screen and select the “Change account picture” option. Windows presents the PC Settings screen shown below. From there you can see your current account picture. Click on Browse button and select your favorite picture to set as new account picture. Part 2: Reset.

Ready to change the boring picture that Windows 10 automatically assigns your Windows 10 user account? For every newly created user account, Windows chooses a generic silhouette. Feel free to change the picture to something more reflective of the Real You: You can snap a photo with your computer’s webcam or choose any photo in your Pictures folder.

Jul 14, 2014 Changing a User Profile Picture in Mac OS X. Open System Preferences from the  Apple menu and then select “Users & Groups” from the panel list. Select the user account to change from the left side (choose the current user to change your own), you must have admin privileges to change other users profile pictures. Jul 14, 2014  Changing a User Profile Picture in Mac OS X. Open System Preferences from the Apple menu and then select “Users & Groups” from the panel list; Select the user account to change from the left side (choose the current user to change your own), you must have admin privileges to change other users profile pictures.

To change your user account’s picture, head for the Start menu and click your picture in the screen’s top-right corner. When the menu drops down, choose Change Account Settings. Windows presents the screen shown here.

The Accounts page lets you change your picture two main ways:

  • Browse: To assign a picture already on your computer, click the Browse button. A new window appears, showing photos in your Pictures folder. Click a desired picture and click the Choose Image button. Windows quickly slaps that picture atop your Start menu.

  • Camera: This option, available only for people with a camera attached to their computers, lets you take a quick selfie for your account photo.

  • Other Accounts You Use: Choose this option to grab your account photo from social media accounts you’ve shared with Windows 10.

Here are a few more tips for choosing your all-important account photo:

  • After you’ve chosen an account photo, it attaches to your Microsoft account and anything you sign in to with that account: Your Microsoft phone, for example, Microsoft websites and programs, and any Windows computer you sign in to with your Microsoft account.

  • You can grab any picture off the Internet and save it to your Pictures folder. Then click the Browse button mentioned earlier in this section to locate the picture and assign it as your account photo. (Right-click the Internet picture and, depending on your web browser, choose Save Picture or a similar menu option.)

  • Don’t worry about choosing a picture that’s too large or too small. Windows automatically shrinks or expands the image to fit the postage-stamp-sized space. (Account pictures must be square, though.)

  • Only holders of Administrator and Standard accounts can change their pictures. (Guest accounts are stuck with the faceless gray silhouette.)

At Windows login screen you can see a list of user accounts with a small picture next to each one. Actually, the same account picture is also shown at the top of the Start menu (or Start screen), and you can click it to log off and switch user accounts.

In this article we’ll show you how to change the user account picture in Windows 10/8, restore the default user picture (avatar) or delete your old or current account picture.

Part 1: Change Account Picture for Windows 10/8 Account

Unlike previous versions of Windows, Windows 10 and Windows 8 don’t include an option to change the account picture from the User Accounts applet in Control Panel. Now, you have to change it from PC Settings. Here’s how:

  1. Click the Start button or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. This will open the Start Menu (or Start Screen).
  2. Right-click on the account picture at the top-left corner of the Start menu, and then select “Change account settings“. If a Start screen is shown, right-click on the account picture at the top-right corner of the Start screen and select the “Change account picture” option.
  3. Windows presents the PC Settings screen shown below. From there you can see your current account picture. Click on Browse button and select your favorite picture to set as new account picture.

Part 2: Reset/Restore Account Picture to Default

Mac Change User Account Picture Manually Windows 10

After changing the account picture, you might later find that there is no option to restore the profile picture to default. In Windows 10/8/7, the default account picture images are stored in the hidden system folder: C:ProgramDataMicrosoftUser Account Pictures. Here’s how to reset account picture to default in Windows 10/8:

  1. Click the Start button or press the Windows logo key on your keyboard. This will open the Start Menu (or Start Screen).
  2. Right-click on the account picture at the top-left corner of the Start menu, and then select “Change account settings“. If a Start screen is shown, right-click on the account picture at the top-right corner of the Start screen and select the “Change account picture” option.
  3. Click on Browse button under your current user avatar. When the Open dialog appears, type the following path in the address bar and hit Enter.

    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftUser Account Pictures

  4. There, you will be able to pick the default user image.

Part 3: Delete Your Old Account Picture

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If you changed your Windows user account picture several times, the previous account pictures will also be shown on the right side of your current account picture.

If you don’t plan to use them again, there is no reason to keep them there. But Windows 10/8 provide no way to remove old user pictures. Here is very simple way to delete the old user account pictures:

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Type the following path at the address bar, replacing username with the name of your Windows account.
    C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftWindowsAccountPictures
  3. Here you will get all those images what was ever used as your profile picture. Delete all the old images that you do not want to keep. That’s it! Your user picture cache is clean now.

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Part 4: Hide or Remove Current Account Picture

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Is there a way to hide or remove the user picture at the login screen? How to disable the user account picture from the Start menu? Follow these steps and you can hide/remove current account picture completely in Windows 10/8:

  1. Open the File Explorer.
  2. Copy and paste the following path in the address bar of File Explorer. Press Enter and you can see all built-in default account pictures. Delete all images.
    C:ProgramDataMicrosoftUser Account Pictures
  3. Now you have to clean the cached account images. Copy and paste the following path in the address bar of File Explorer. Press Enter and you’ll see a folder with the name of your account’s SID.
    C:UsersPublicAccountPictures

    Just rename the folder or delete it. If you want to delete that folder, you need to firstly take ownership of the folder using the freeware TakeOwnershipPro.

  4. Log off or restart your computer. You’ll see the account picture disappeared from Windows login screen.

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