Over a period of time you may have changed your user Account Picture several times. For instance, in my case I had a different one in Windows 8, Windows 8.1 – and now in Windows 10, I have set a new User profile picture. In this post, we will see where Windows 10 stores your user account pictures and how to delete ore remove those which you do not now need.
Now in Windows 10, if you were to open the Settings app > Accounts > Your account, you will see the previous user account pictures too. If you want to remove the old user account picture, there is a way you can do it. Let us see how.
Where does Windows 10 store user account pictures
Windows 10 stores your user account pictures in a hidden AccountPictures folder. To see its contents, open File Explorer and browse to the following location:
It is a hidden folder, so you will have to first set Folder Options to Show hidden files & folders.
Remove old user account picture in Windows 10
To delete or remove your previous or old images, you may simply copy-paste the following path in Explorer address bar and hit Enter:
Here you will see your photographs or images. Delete the old one’s that you do not want.
Now check the Settings app and you will see the difference.
More Windows 10 tips and tricks here!
UPDATE: Things seem to have changed in Windows 10 v1703…. The location on your PC to find it is: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures.