Windows 10: Unable to add an account picture

Discus and support Unable to add an account picture in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hello, I just recently upgraded to WIN10 from a USB drive. During setup I was attempting to add an account photo but I keep getting the error message... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by mwebb15, Nov 26, 2020.

  1. mwebb15 Win User

    Unable to add an account picture


    Hello,


    I just recently upgraded to WIN10 from a USB drive. During setup I was attempting to add an account photo but I keep getting the error message "setting the account picture failed. Please try again"


    I have read on other questions that users can navigate to the Microsoft folder and find the User Account Pictures folder but I seem to be missing that.


    Does anyone know how to get this resolved so I can add an account picture?


    Any assistance provided is greatly appreciated :

    :)
     
    mwebb15, Nov 26, 2020
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  2. Logon Screen Account Picture - Windows 10 Anniversary Upgrade

    Hi Orion,

    Just to clarify, Are you able to view picture in Settings >Accounts?

    If you are unable to view account picture

    I suggest you to try the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Type Settings in the search bar.
    • Click on Accounts and Under Your picture.
    • Click on Browse and set profile picture.
    And check if the issue persist.

    Hope the above information was helpful. If you need further assistance, we will be glad to assist you.
     
    Ashwin V S, Nov 26, 2020
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  3. Unable to change account picture, error: Account picture error, Setting the account picture failed

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community, we appreciate your interest in Windows 10.

    As you are unable to change the profile picture on Windows 10, please do let us know how exactly you are trying to change it.

    I suggest you to try the below and check if it helps to change the profile picture.

    Steps:


    • Log-in with administrator account.

    • Go to system root drive on which
      Windows is installed currently, that is usually C: drive.

    • Click on View
      in the title bar, then check the Hidden items. Now click the
      ProgramData folder.

    • Navigate to Microsoft\User Account Pictures.

    • In the User Accounts Pictures folder, you’ll see the default user account pictures. You’ll just need to replace these pictures with your desired picture for user account.

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

    • Now reboot the system and you’ll be able to get your desired image as user account picture.

    Hope it helps. Reply to the post with an updated status of this issue and required information, we will be happy to assist you further.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 26, 2020
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  4. Unable to add an account picture

    How to change account picture of DIFFERENT user in Windows 10?

    Can I also set account picture for him?

    Log in as him then do the following:

    Source How to Change Your Account Picture in Windows 10
     
    DavidPostill, Nov 26, 2020
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