Windows 10: Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

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    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10


    How to: Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

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    Information You can choose an account picture in Windows 10 to be associated with your user account (local and Microsoft) that you will see whenever you sign in to your PC and on your Start menu. You can use one of your own favorite photos for an account picture, or use an app to create or edit one. And if you have a webcam, you can take a picture or create a video clip.

    This tutorial will show you how to create or download an Account Picture shortcut that opens directly to 'Your account' in Settings to quickly change your account picture as you like in Windows 10.

    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Download an "Account Picture" Shortcut
    • Option Two: To Manually Create an "Account Picture" Shortcut

    EXAMPLE: Account Picture in 'Your account' Settings

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    OPTION ONE [/i] To Download an "Account Picture" Shortcut
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .zip file below.
    Account_Picture_shortcut.zip

    Download
    2. Save the .zip file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .zip file..

    4. Open the .zip file, and extract (drag and drop) the shortcut to your desktop.

    5. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    6. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .zip file if you like.







    OPTION TWO [/i] To Manually Create an "Account Picture" Shortcut
    1. Right click or press and hold on an empty area on your desktop, and click/tap on New and Shortcut.

    2. Copy and paste the location below into the location area, and click/tap on Next. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow %windir%\explorer.exe ms-settings:yourinfo

    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    3. Type Account Picture for the name, and click/tap on the Finish button. (see screenshot below)
    NOTE: You could name this shortcut anything you would like though.

    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    4. Right click or press and hold on the new Account Picture shortcut, and click/tap on Properties.

    5. Click/tap on the Shortcut tab, then click/tap on the Change Icon button. (see screenshot below)

    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]

    6. In the line under "Look for icons in this file", copy and paste the location below, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Tip If you like, you could click/tap on the Download button you want below to download a .zip file to Unblock and use a custom 256 pixel User.ico file for this shortcut's icon instead.


    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Download


    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10 [​IMG]
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    *Arrow %SystemRoot%\system32\imageres.dll


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    7. Select the icon highlighted in blue above, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot above)
    NOTE: You could use any icon that you would like instead though.

    8. Click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 5)

    9. If you like, you can assign a keyboard shortcut to, or move this shortcut to where you like for easy use.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Brink, Nov 24, 2015
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  2. Brink Win User
    Brink, Oct 26, 2019
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  3. Account picture error. Setting the account picture failed.

    Account picture error. Setting the account picture failed. Please try again.

    Just installed the new Windows 10 v1809 Build 17763.55 LTSC 2019 EnterpriseSN Version N

    have the default grey person avatar...

    every time I try to change my avatar to any custom image I get the following error.
    "Account picture error. Setting the account picture failed. Please try again."

    Things I tried already
    • sfc /scannow
    • DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
    • chkdsk C: /f /r /x
    • Apply the default user logon picture to all users via gpedit.msc
    • %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
    • ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
    • ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData
    • Taking ownership of the directory\files as well as renaming directory to "*.old"
    • Creating a new user-account
    • Windows 10 In-Place Upgrade / Reset / Refresh


    Nothing above has seemed to work as its still not changing my windows login screen / user avatar...


    Out of ideas...
     
    MrWhispers, Oct 26, 2019
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  4. Frick Win User

    Create Account Picture Settings Shortcut in Windows 10

    Windows 10 commands/shortcuts/env. var.

    Keyboard shortcuts to open programs:

    Create a shortcut on the desktop to whatever program you want. Right click -> Properties and fill in the field there. Sadly the shortcut needs to remain on the desktop, but you can hide it.

    Fun fact: If you had keyboard shortcuts for programs pinned to your Windows 7 start menu, those shortcuts still work when you update to Windows 10.
     
    Frick, Oct 26, 2019
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  5. Edwin Win User
    Create Shortcut to User Account Folder

    You've pretty much covered the common methods...

    alternatively, you can create the shortcut, on the Desktop, from the CLSID Key:

    Desktop right click►NewShortcut►enter: explorer shell:::{59031a47-3f72-44a7-89c5-5595fe6b30ee}

    See complete list of CLSID Keys and how to create shortcuts from them:

    CLSID Key (GUID) Shortcuts List for Windows 10 | Tutorials
     
    Edwin, Oct 26, 2019
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  6. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    As you may already know, Windows 10 (as well as Windows 8) allow you to log in with a valid Microsoft account, instead of creating a local account that only works on your machine. However, you may prefer to keep a local account for privacy reasons. If you do, though, some Windows 10 features—like Cortana—may not work. Despite the default behavior, the Windows 10 Store is not one of them. You can still log in to your Microsoft account for just the Store without switching to a full Microsoft account. The process, however, is not terribly obvious. To do so, follow these steps:

    • Launch the Store from your Start menu.
    • Click the user icon next to the search box.
    • Click “Sign-in” from the menu that appears.
    • Choose “Microsoft account” and log in like normal.
    • When the “Make it yours” box appears do not enter your password. Instead, click “Sign in to just this app instead.”
    from Lifehacker
     
    Ahhzz, Oct 26, 2019
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