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Account Picture not synced

Q: Account Picture not synced

Good evening folks, I've reinstalled W10 Pro x64 2 days ago and ergh.. my Microsoft Account picture just doesn't want to get synced, I checked the settings and although I didn't change anything, the pic still doesnt want to sync.

I went to Microsoft Account and edited the pic a bit, cropped it to see if it syncs this time but nope..

Any ideas, suggestions ?

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A: Account Picture not synced

No one ?

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Hi,
Whilst on holiday I used a friends laptop with Windows 8 so that I could use Skype to call people. It was not set up so I had to do it. I didn't realize that I had synced my Skype to my friends Microsoft account and to her hotmail address. Now whenever I get a call or message to me on skype, she now gets it too.
I have tried to log out and other things, but it says that it is now tied to her. I'm running a different Windows to her so I am unable to work my way around it.
Can anyone help me so I can remove my Skype account from her Windows 8 account?
Regards, Jason.

A:How to remove skype from synced account

https://support.skype.com/en/faq/FA1...ebook-accounts

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I m running windows 8.1 pro. Please help me to solve this trouble.

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I got this error message "Setting the account picture failed, please try again". I need to know how to fix this, i got this error after i browsed the pic i wanted to use, if you guys know how to fix this thing, I'll thank you here's the screenshot, I'm not using a pirated copy of this OS, please help!

A:Can't change account picture / lock screen's picture

I don't know what may happen,but I think it worth to try:
First of all, go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft
and copy the Default Account Pictures folder and then rename it to any name,after this open the original Default Account Pictures folder and delete the picture and the data file which belong to the user and try to change accaunt picture

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I have a new computer.  I just noticed an old picture, which is not in my new computer saved, is STILL showing up as profile picture on emails I send.  I put a new picture up, BUT the old picture is still showing up on emails I forward.  HOW
CAN I DELETE THIS?
I have no pictures saved on my new computer in C drive, public folders.

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Hello,

I have tried to find an answer to this but cannot. Lately, I noticed my User Account Picture was not the picture I had selected. In addition, the Background Picture for my Windows 7 Home Premium edition log on screen was changed. This happened after running a program that is for exams at school which reboots your computer into a safe mode where the only program available is a rudimentary word processor.

I contacted the company that makes that software, Examsoft, and they told me how to get my default logon picture for my Windows Logon background back.

To address the User Account picture, I went into Control Panel > User Accounts and attempted to "change picture". This is not an option, however, for my administrator user account. It is an option for my guest account. I tried cloning my account without the bad .dat files, but that didn't work either as the new account I had created, also an administrator account, did not display a "change picture" option in control panel either.

I ran sfc /scannow, and it found no errors.

I am not sure what to do. Has anyone encountered this? Can you please help me?

Attached is a screen shot:

Thank You.

A:No "Change Picture" option for User Account Picture

hi dooba, welcome to the forums ,if you have exhausted all avenues you could try a system restore prior to just before you had probs System Restore

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Just upgraded to Win 10. How can I get the account icon that I had in Win 7?

A:Win 7 Account Picture - Where is it?

Originally Posted by 10kLakes


Just upgraded to Win 10. How can I get the account icon that I had in Win 7?



Hi @10kLakes
Welcome to tenforums.com!

What kind of picture was it?

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On the Anniversary update, many including myself no longer have an account picture when logging in.
However, I notice that my Insider version now has the account picture when logging in. Was there an update that fixed it in the insider version? The account picture was missing like it is in the Anniversary update.

A:Account Picture

I notice the same thing today. I just re-installed the AU build and the picture is not there but it's is with the insider build.

Could be a patch but who knows at this stage. With luck the issue will be resolved with the AU in a CU update some time soon.

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Hi! I have one really weird problem (I guess weird). When I try to change my account profile picture in settings, I always can click the ''browse'' button but, when I browse picture, it says:
Account picture error, and below that: setting the account picture failed.
please try again. And when I try again nothing changes. Can someone please help me? Thank you! :)7
Oh, and, another thing. When I try to change lock screen picture, i can click browse button too, but, when i upload picture it wont load. So, if you know where is problem and how to fix it, if it is possible, please help me. 
Seems that I really don't have luck with changing pictures. ^^

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I had uninstalled Windows 8 and reverted to W7. After regreting it, I went back to W8 and I have been installing updates and stuff. It's all back to "normal". There is one thing that is bothering me though: When I've tried to add a picture to my administrator user account. By the way, I AM the only user and the option to browse and camera are grayed out. Any idea on why this may be???

A:I can't add a picture to my Administrator account

Possibly corruption. Try sfc /scannow (may need to run multiple times--say 3).

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Since 10041, Welcome screen during startup has no picture. It's there if you sign off and on, but not on Welcome. Anybody else with this?

A:No account picture on welcome screen

I only see the Welcome screen for a split second but the picture is there.

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Hi All,
Why does Microsoft make it so difficult to perform what should be such an easy task ? All I want to do is have a blank account picture on the login screen, this morning I even switched to a 'local' account instead of my Microsoft account, but the account picture is still there. I know there must be some way to get rid of my account picture.
David

A:Can't Delete Account Picture

Hello David,

If you like, you could change your account picture to the same solid color as your sign in screen to effectively make it look blank. You could use mspaint.exe to create the solid color image.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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Hi everyone,

Just had a small question, how do you add a picture to your account in EightForums?

A:EightForums Account Picture

In control panel, click either the edit avatar or edit profile picture (left-hand menu) and then upload it from your rig. The max size is a 100x100 image. Cheers!

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I went into my account and wanted to add my picture. I tried right clicking on it the pic there. Don't see an option for it . Not in my stats either. I see a lot of blank pics so looks like a lot of us don't know how to do it.

A:Adding my picture to my account

Hello purplelover,

You might see if the tutorial below can help with changing your account picture in Windows 10.

Account Picture - Change in Windows 10

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After making a second local account, is there a way to add a picture to said account?

Thanks

A:Adding Account Picture

There's a tutorial: Account Picture - Change in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Is there a registry edit or is there somewhere I can go to change the size of pictures that an account uses? I have a few banners that would look cool as an account pic but by defauly they are resized to fit in the small 64x64 square that Windows uses.
 

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When I go through the procedure: Settings>Change PC Settings>Accounts>Account Picture>Browse
I can't choose an account picture as I see only icons and not pictures.
Is there a simple solution?

A:Choosing Account Picture

Hi there. That's strange. I have 8.1 Pro also and this is the page I get. Do pics show up fine in your File Explorer? Looks to me like something may be wrong with your Thumbnail Cache perhaps?

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My issue is that I have an old picture attached to my <g class="gr_ gr_40 gr-alert gr_spell gr_inline_cards gr_run_anim ContextualSpelling ins-del multiReplace" data-gr-id="40" id="40">hotmail</g> account that
is viewable when sending emails. I have tried adding new photos these do not seem to overwrite this old existing picture. This picture still shows up in the sent mail how can I remove this picture from my account?

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Hello!  Hopefully someone can help me.
 
I have a Surface Pro 2 which I upgraded to Windows 10 on release day then rolled back a few days later.
 
Since then I have been unable to change any user account pictures or lock screens.  For the account picture I get the message 'Account Picture Error - Setting the account picture failed, please try again'.  If I try to change the lock screen I just get the waiting animation but nothing happens.
 
Screenshots attached

Thanks in advance for any help!

A:Account picture error (following rollback to 8.1)

See if this article helps.

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When I first start my computer a screen appears with pictures of each user's password-protected account. When I clik on one of the pictures a new screen appears with the same picture I cliked on, but the picture is about 3-4x larger. Is it possible for the account picture in the first screen ('choose account' screen) to be the same size as the account picture in the second ('password login' screen)? If so, how to do?

-thank you

A:User Account Picture Question

No, they are smaller on the first screen because there is more than one.

There was another thread here a while back that was trying to accomplish that too, through the registry, it just made everything huge.

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How do i get a new picture in standard user account?
it never has had a picture
when i click start/picture standard user account/add picture nothing happens-start screen goes task bar does not let me do anything.
tried control panel/user accounts/manage accounts
does not give me option add picture
any ideas?
 

A:Picture standard user account

Go to PC Settings > Accounts > Browse .... then click on the picture that you want to associate with your account.

T.
 

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Hi all,

Some time back, I set up two user accounts on my Windows 7 PC, customised to use desk top icons from my personal photo library. Now I would like to copy these images to another Windows 7 PC. Of course I cant now remember where I got them from, and whats more cant find where they are located on the first machine. Can anyone point me to the right place?

A:Customised user account picture

I dont quite understand what you mean but I think this will help






Quote:
C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

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Hi All,

I was trying to change my Windows 7 theme and now my account picture does not display when I power on my laptop. Once I login and try to lock the laptop it does display my account picture. Any ideas what it could be or I could try?
 

A:Account picture does not display upon boot up.

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Ok so, in Windows 7, when my computer monitor goes on standby, I get the user icon and have to click it to get back in. It's pretty annoying especially when I go to bed and am trying to run a backup and after some time it stops anything from running until I click to log back in that user.

I'm the only one on my pc, so I don't even care about the users thing.. How do I fix it?
 

A:How to stop the account picture thing?

In the settings for your screensaver uncheck the box next to "On resume, display logon screen". And in Power Options Advanced settings, choose "No" for Require a password on wakeup.
 

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I am having a problem. No matter what picture I choose for my User Account, it will not display. All I get is that little box with a red X in it. It won't display on the desktop or in the box when changing User Account information. Any suggestions? System operates fine except for that.
 

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Anniversary UpdateI have account picture in lock screen when I need a password to login.If I use no password needed to login I have no picture. Is there a fix for this or is it a bug?

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Where is my account picture stored in windows 8.

Henry

A:where is my account picture stored in windows 8

Hello Henry,

The user account picture (tile image) is stored in the hidden C:\Users\(username)\AppData\Local\Temp folder as (username).bmp.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When switching from one acct to another, I noticed that the picture icon that I had for that acct changed. And, I don't believe that I consciously changed it. No viruses/trojans that I know of. Gremlins?

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On windows 8, i can delete it by right click -> delete
but can't do that on 8.1
Please show me how. Thank you!

A:Delete old account picture windows 8.1?

Mate, has it even been released yet? If you're using the preview, just wait for the official release. If not, well shoot, I'm not sure..
Using preview myself and it doesn't allow right-click at that location.

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Hello,

I have recently encountered a problem with my Windows 7 log-on screen. Ever since using "Tuneup Utilties" to automatically change the BACKGROUND of the log-on screen, the User Account Picture has become extremely low quality and blurry. It is not a problem with the picture resolution, even the default pictures are not blurry. I have no idea what to do. Please help.

Thank you

A:Low Quality User Account Picture

hello and welcome,
that's maybe cause by your background of the logon.
try to use the default background and see the logo picture,still got same issue or not.

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Hello-

I have been using my Google-Fu to the best of my ability and have come up empty handed so far. Well, not empty handed, but not with the solutions I was looking for.
I have a domain machine that, through GPO, is set to use the default account picture user.bmp. This works fine after a user has logged in for the first time. However, before the first login all I get is an empty frame. Is there a way, short of editing authui.dll,
to get our bitmap to show up before the first login?
Thanks,
Patrick

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hie guys. i'm newbie here "
i have a problem when want to change account picture.
when i click browse. nothing will pop-up or happen
what the problem ?
can you guys help me ?

A:problem to change account picture.

You might not have any photos in your pictures folder yet.

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Hi Everyone. I am stuck right now. I dont know exactly what happened but my account picture on Vista randomly changed to an orange flower. I can not change it through control pannel or user settings or anything. If I click on another picture to be used, nothing changes. I saw a thread for this problem here: http://www.techsupportforum.com/f108...re-369825.html

This thread listed takes you to another thread with the "resolved" issue. The steps , however, that this solved thread told me to do didnt work. This is the advice that worked for the others:

"Another MVP had told me how to disable the new Win XP FAX and Picture
Previewer by going Start>Run>regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll
I turned it back on with Start>Run>regsvr32 shimgvw.dll"

The problem is, if I run "regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll" I get a notice on vista saying : "The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry-point DllRegister Server was not found. Make sure that shimgvw.dll is a valid DLL or OCX file and then try again."

I really am stuck and I dont know what to do to fix this problem. Please help, thanks

A:Account User Picture Problem

Have you tried a System Restore back to a point before this problem first appeared.
When you go to START have you double clicked on the Account picture and tried to change the Accont picture?
You could also try running SFC:
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66...c-command.html

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Hi there Windows 7 lovers.
I'm struggling to find a way to remove my account picture&frame completely at the logon screen. I would like to remove it and still keep the "password box" there to sign in.

Hope there is someone out there that can help.

Thnx

A:Account picture and frame removal

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Scoplex


Hi there win7 lovers.
I'm struggling to find a way to remove my account picture&frame completely at the logon screen. I would like to remove it and still keep the "password box" there to sign in.

Hope there is someone out there that can help.

Thnx


I think this is embedded within the Windows coding. I can't find a way for the user to delete the frame. You could, of course, create a "picture" using a plain color to match the screen background color but you would still have the frame. Is it that annoying to you really? It's not as if you view it for that long or that often

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I want to create some Windows 8 User Account pictures in Photoshop. I understand this can be done with either .bmp or .png.

I understand that Win8 will reduce and crop, but not necessarily in a way that will produce a good picture. I am having real trouble locating the pixel dimensions that Windows 8 needs for an uncropped User Account picture. Can anyone help?

A:Need User Account Picture Dimensions

This should help you get started with your project:

Attachment 24351

Good luck.

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I'm having a problem choosing an account picture. I can only choose one of the defaults. I don't want to use one of the default pictures. I want to use one of my own. But when I click on the "Browse for more pictures..." link, nothing pops up! Please guys, I want you to help me solve this problem. Thanks.
 

A:Vista Account Picture Problem

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I can't figure why I get the generic gray circle with the person on it on my welcome screen when my computer starts up. My account shows my picture as a gold fish. My computer was set to auto login before I made the switch from windows 8.1 and upgraded to 10 and has been logging in with out my entering password since then just like the way I want it does anyone have any thoughts on the welcome screen thing?

A:Account picture does not show on welcome screen

Oh I'm bad its probably because I used that command thing to turn off the password log in.

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Hello, I have a problem with windows vista that I cannot figure out alone. The problem is that when I try to change my user account picture to something else, it always reverts back to the default orange flower picture on log off or restart (it DOES change the login picture, but NOT the start menu or user account pictures). I have tried everything. I fixed it temporarily by copying the my user account picture to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures and renaming it "user", but I want the ability to change it without going to that hassle. I found one "solution" that told me to run regsvr32 /u shimgvw.dll but it gave me an error message ("The module "shimgvw.dll" was loaded but the entry point DllUnregisterServer could not be found. Please make sure "shimgvw.dll" is a valid DLL or OCX file and try again." or something like that). Can anybody help?

A:Problem with user account picture

Not to be impatient, but this thread has been up for more than 2 days by my time zone. Please don't tell me this is unfixable.

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The is no picture in my eser account.

Settings>change Pc settings>account> account picture> BROWSE does not go to my PC pfotos folder to choose one.

Camera roll, screenshots & slide shows are empty.

How can I get to my photos? .....thanx .....nick

A:how to change user account picture

Hello Nick,

Are you able to "Browse" to the folder you want instead? See the yellow tip box under step 8 in the tutorial below to see if it may help.

User Account Picture - Change in Windows 8

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Hi
how can i get back to default account picture in win 8.1?
I want follow picture...

A:return to default account picture in 8.1

Hi there. Welcome to WindowsEight Forums.

Charms bar > Settings > PC Settings > Accounts > Choose "Browse" under account picture.

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Myself being the administrator on my home pc I created another user account that can be used by my kids. I noticed a problem when attempting to open jpeg photos while signed in to this account. I assumed the same program that I have set for this task on my account would launch when attempting to open a pic. Instead a window pops up that says something like "there is no program associated with this file type. Please choose a program from a list or search the web for a suitable program". When I attempt to choose the same program I use and I check "always use this program" the photo will open in said program but once I close it and attempt to open it again the same thing happens all over again. Why is this happening..?

A:user account picture viewing problem

Hello Mrmars

Here is another way to try to make it stick

Open a Windows Explorer window such as 'My Computer' then go to
Tools\Folder Options.
From the folder options, select the 'file types' tab, and wait while Windows builds the list of file types present on your PC.

Scroll through the 'registered file types' box until you find jpeg.
Highlight it and hit the 'change' button below to select a new application to open this file type by default.

.

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Hello, my user account picture on the log in screen is not showing all of the pictures that i choose, pictures appear to be cropped, and only 75% of any picture is displayed, I have tried several different from my images file, but always the same result.Can anyone help please.

A:my user account picture does not display properly

they need to be a certain size to display correctly, cant remember off the top of my head what that size is , i will have a google

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Hi 7forum!

This is my last resort, so please help me!
I have after a long time searching ended up here on this forum.

What I want to do is simply to remove the picture & frame on my login screen, only the password, my name, switch user should be left on the screen.

To clarify, I don't want to:
Remove the whole login screen.
Remove password protection.
Remove anything else except for that picture and frame.

Thats pretty much it, I would be really thankful if somebody could help me with this because I'm close to changing to linux just to get rid of it .

Thanks in advance!

Tsuun

A:One last try, Get rid of User Account picture on login screen.

I'm thinking a transparent .png picture would take care of the profile picture. As for the frame... that's above my pay grade right now

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I have set my account picture, but now want to delete the pic and back to the default.

How can I do it?

A:How can I delete user account picture in Windows 8?

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 [email protected],
[email protected]), 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:

Start the elevated command prompt by pressing WindowsKey+Q and typing
cmd, then hitting Enter. 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 loc... Read more

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Something changed on my desktop after the last Windows update. Since getting it almost 1.5 years ago, my "account picture" has never displayed when the computer booted or recovered from sleep mode. That was great, as far as I was concerned. It just adds a few seconds to the bootup and is of no use, since I'm the only one who uses the computer and there is no password to use it.

Yesterday, it started appearing at both cold boots, reboots and sleep recovery.
I cannot find any setting via the Control Panel to disable it. Is there a way to do that? If not, why has it not appeared for 1.5 years, but now does?

A:[SOLVED] Account picture suddenly appearing

You can turn it off by following this here:

How To Automatically Login To Windows 7 (Skip Login Screen)

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Hi All!

I set my Account Picture to an image file (.png format) with a transparent background, however, the background shows up as black instead of clear.

Here is the original image (shown in Paint.NET). Note the transparency.
And here is what the image looks like as my Account picture.
Are there any other image formats that Windows 8 supports that would allow me to have a transparent background for my Account picture?

Thanks!

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