Accounts Change Account Picture in Windows 11


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You can change your local account or Microsoft account picture in Windows 11 to have more of a personal touch that reflects you.

A Microsoft account picture will sync by default to all PCs, devices, and Microsoft services you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.

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This tutorial will show you how to change the picture for your local account or Microsoft account in Windows 11.


Contents

  • Option One: Change Local Account or Microsoft Account Picture in Settings
  • Option Two: Change Microsoft Account Picture Online at Microsoft




Option One

Change Local Account or Microsoft Account Picture in Settings


1 Open Settings (Win+I).

2 Click/tap on Accounts on the left side, and click/tap on Your info on the right side. (see screenshot below)

Open Your info settings

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3 Do step 4 (Take a photo) or step 5 (Choose a file) below for what you want.

4 "Take a photo" for Account Picture

This option is only available if your device has a camera (webcam) to take a selfie with.


A) Click/tap on Open Camera to "Take a photo" under Adjust your photo. (see screenshot below)​

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B) When ready, click/tap on the Take photo button in the Camera app. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Adjust the photo borders if needed, and click/tap on Done when finished. (see screenshot below)​

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D) Go to step 7. (see screenshot below)​

5 "Choose a file" for Account Picture

A) Click/tap on Browse files to "Choose a file" under Adjust your photo. (see screenshot below)​

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B) Navigate to and select the image file you want, and click/tap on Choose picture. (see screenshot below)​

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C) Go to step 7. (see screenshot below)​

7 You can now close Settings if you like.




Option Two

Change Microsoft Account Picture Online at Microsoft


1 Sign in to the Your info page at Microsoft with your Microsoft account.

2 Click/tap on Add a photo or Change photo. (see screenshot below)

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3 Click/tap on the Add a photo link. (see screenshot below)

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4 Navigate to and select the image file you want, and click/tap on Open. (see screenshot below)[/INDENT]

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5 Adjust the photo if needed, and click/tap on Save when finished. (see screenshot below)[/INDENT]

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6 Click/tap on Close. (see screenshot below)

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7 Your new Microsoft account picture will eventually (usually within 24 hours) sync to all devices you sign in to with the same Microsoft account.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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DevNerds

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Hey thanks for the tutorial, same as importing Account Picture (.accountpicture-ms)?
 

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Hey thanks for the tutorial, same as importing Account Picture (.accountpicture-ms)?

The .accountpicture-ms file is no longer available in the %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures folder for recent account pictures for the current user.

The current account pictures are kept in the hidden C:\Users\Public\Public Account Pictures\SID of user folder though.
 

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