Account pictures for windows 10

Change your account picture

If you want your account picture to have more of a personal touch and reflect you, you can change your picture in Windows 10.

Change your account picture

You can change the picture for either a local account or a Microsoft account. Here’s how.

Tip: If you use just a username and password to sign in to Windows 10, you’re using a local account. If you use an email address and password to sign in, you’re using a Microsoft account.

Change your local account picture in Windows 10

Select the Start button, then select Settings > Accounts > Your info.

Under Create your picture, select Browse for one. Or, if your device has a camera, select Camera and take a selfie.

Note: Windows remembers the last three pictures you’ve used. Select the picture on the Your info page to switch to that one.

Change your Microsoft account picture in Windows 10

Select Add picture or Change picture, then follow the instructions.

Note: Windows remembers the last three pictures you’ve used, so you can easily switch back to a recent favorite.

Delete an account picture

Windows is designed to let you switch between your three most recent pictures on the Your info page. If you really need to delete one of your account pictures:

Open File explorer from the taskbar. If you don’t see File explorer on the taskbar, select Start , and type File explorer.

Go to C:\Users\ yourname\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures.

Replace yourname with your account name.

If you’re unable to find the AppData folder in File Explorer , it might be hidden. Select the View setting and select the checkbox next to Hidden Items to show all items in a folder.

Delete the account picture you no longer want to use.

Источник статьи: http://support.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/change-your-account-picture-3645cdc7-acab-49d2-76a9-4ce7e5e10939

How to Change Your User Account’s Picture in Windows 10

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.

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.)

Источник статьи: http://www.dummies.com/computers/operating-systems/windows-10/how-to-change-your-user-accounts-picture-in-windows-10/

Windows 10 User Account Picture

I am unable to set my user account picture. I get the following error below.

I have tried all of the options in all of the other threads on this issue (sfc, dimc, new account) and nothing works. How can I change this blasted picture?

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5. Manipulate your desired image for user account picture in the same format and same size and replace the default ones.

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Try the following suggestions and check if it helps:

I would suggest you to run Microsoft account troubleshooter and check.

The Microsoft Account Troubleshooter scans your system for issues and repairs problems that are found in relation to your Microsoft Account.

The following issues are checked by the Microsoft Account Troubleshooter program:

•Corrupt Microsoft Account settings

•Can’t connect to the sync service

•Problems with Microsoft account Policy

•Microsoft Account required

•Connection issues due to proxy or certificate issues

•Check for roaming GPO enabled status

•Problem with system registration

•Signed in with a guest account, or Roaming User Profiles enabled

•You are not connected to the Internet

•You have reached your daily sync quote

•Sync your settings is turned off

•Check system not activated.

Refer to the following link to run the troubleshooter:

Microsoft Account Troubleshooter

If the issue persists, try check if the same issue occurs in safe mode:

Safe mode is a troubleshooting option for Windows that starts your computer in a limited state. Only the basic files and drivers necessary to run Windows are started. The word Safe Mode appears in the corners of your monitor to identify which monitors mode you are using.

To use a Safe Boot option, follow these steps:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Run will open, type msconfig and hit the Enter key.
  3. A system configuration box will pop up.
  4. Click on Boot Tab.
  5. Select or click the check box Safe mode with networking.
  6. Click on Apply and ok.
  7. You will then see a restart button. Click it to restart your computer.

Once you are in safe mode try to set user account picture and check.

Once you completed the steps above follow the below steps on how to go back to normal mode:

  1. Press Windows Key + R.
  2. Run will open, type msconfig and hit the Enter key.
  3. A system configuration box will pop up.
  4. Click on Boot Tab.
  5. If you see safe mode box has a check mark in it, uncheck the safe mode box and hit apply or ok.
  6. You will then see a restart button. Click it to restart your computer.
  7. When your computer comes back up, sign in and you will now be in «normal mode«.

Let us know the status of the issue. For further assistance feel free to post your queries in Microsoft forums. We will be glad to assist you.

Источник статьи: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-start-winpc/windows-10-user-account-picture/42f70e05-f0de-4936-9950-e893872390e3

Account Pictures — Windows 10

I have 3 Win 10 PCs, and each has 3 or 4 user accounts (the users being me and family members). All users sign-in with a Microsoft Account. Account Pictures work correctly on 2 out of 3 of these computers — by which I mean, the established user account pictures appear on 2 of these machines (eg. log-in screen etc), while on the 3rd, the pre-loaded default Microsoft provided pictures appear. Correct Account Pictures show for all users when logging in to account.microsoft.com.

I attempt to set an Account Picture on the misbehaving PC via Settings/Account/Your Info «browse for one». This always fails with the message:

Account Picture error

Setting the account picture failed. Please try again.

[Note: This procedure should not be the solution for the misbehaving PC — that PC should simply automatically acquire the already established account picture which is present on account.microsoft.com and the other 2 PCs.]

  • The default user account picture images in %ProgramData%\Microsoft\User Account Pictures appear to be in order (these are the pre-loaded Microsoft defaults).
  • The current user account pictures folder C:\users\public\Public Account Pictures is empty (aside from a desktop.ini), whereas it should include sub-folders for each user.
  • The recent user account pictures folder %Appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\Account Pictures is empty (aside from a desktop.ini).

I’ve found some treatment of this problem (the «Account Picture Error» problem) on various websites/forums, but there is either no solution given, or an erroneous/workaround based on changing the default user account pictures to be the desired pictures. [This is obviously not how it is supposed to work, and can’t work with multiple users on the same PC.] I’ve also seen some treatment of the problem «Account Picture not Synchronizing» but no solution has been identified.

Источник статьи: http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_10-other_settings-winpc/account-pictures-windows-10/de518670-0128-4bfc-bc34-f7a504504249