How to Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

Looking at the same Account Avatar daily on your Windows is boring. You might wanna take control and change the image to your desired image. So you can give a personal touch to your Windows PC. The default avatar has a grey background and a half figure represented via curvy white lines.

Since the User avatar icon shows up more than at a place like a start menu, login screen, and settings. Therefore, you will have to keep in mind that the size of the image is different for each of these places. If you already have an image on your device ready to replace the default account avatar. You will have to resize it to its appropriate size.

The options are limitless, you can use any random wallpaper or even your own image. However, changing the avatar image is different from changing your account picture. You can simply go to the settings, accounts, and can browse and change your Account picture.

Even more, the avatar is an image that shows up at many places at the Windows operating system and has a different role than the Account Picture. In this article, we will learn how to replace the default Windows avatar image manually.

How to Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

How to Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

There are no third-party applications that can do the job of replacing the default user account avatar by your desired image. Therefore, you will have to do it manually, but first, you must resize the images. Go to Google, and search for any image that you want to replace with the default user account avatar image, download, and save it on your PC.

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Step 1) The first step you must take is to open up the Windows File Explorer and go to the location C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures.

Moreover, you can simply copy-paste the location in the Windows address bar and press Enter. The directory will open up to the folder where the images of the default avatar are kept.

Step 2) Here, you will notice the default avatar images in different sizes. All you have to do now is to change the image extension from.PNG to.OLD. To change the extension, right-click on the images, select Properties, on the property window, clear the file extension and type.OLD, close the property window. The images which you must change the extension to.OLD is given below.

  • user.png
  • user-32.png
  • user-40.png
  • user-48.png
  • user-192.png

Step 3) Now, select your desired image that you want to replace with the default avatar image make six copies of them. After that, rename these images as follows.

  • user.png
  • user-32.png
  • user-40.png
  • user-48.png
  • user-192.png

Open the images with a photo editor tool and resize the user-32.png image to 32x32px, resize the user-40.png image into 40x40px, resize the user-48.png image into 48x48px and lastly resize the user-192.png into 192x193px.

Step 4) Once you are done resizing and renaming the images, copy-paste all the images to the C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures path.

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Lastly, restart your PC and enjoy the change.

Conclusion

If you are thinking about changing your default Account avatar in your Windows 10. Then firstly, you will have to select an image that you want to replace with the default image, make six copies of them and rename them as mentioned above.

The path of the directory is mentioned above go there and change all the PNG files to the.OLD extension format. Now, open up the images that you have renamed, and resize to them to their appropriate size as mentioned above.

Copy-paste the images to the path where the avatar image is kept, then restart your computer, and you will see the changes.

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