Windows 10 Replace Default User Account Avatar

Windows 10 Replace Default User Account Avatar.

This procedure is not to change the user account picture, which is a different thing. The instructions below is to change the Default avatar used for new user accounts and existing accounts which don’t have a customized profile picture configured.

  1. Launch File Explorer and browse the following folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures
  2. Change the extension of these files from *.PNG to *.OLD
  • userava.png
  • userava-32.png
  • userava-40.png
  • userava-48.png
  • userava-192.png

Once you select the preferred image to be used as the default user avatar, resize them accordingly (see below for dimensions) and name them userava.png, userava-32.png, userava-40.png, userava-48.png, and userava-192.png. Place the files in the folder.

  • userava.png
  • userava-32.png (32×32 pixels)
  • userava-40.png (40×40)
  • userava-48.png (48×48)
  • userava-192.png (192×192)

Restart Windows 10. The new avatar will be applied to all user accounts which use the default picture.

NOTE: The new avatar won’t be applied to accounts which have a custom user avatar/image.

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