Remove & Delete Previously Used Old User Account Avatar Picture in Windows 10 / 8.1 / 8

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When using Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 or later operating system, you may have changed your user account picture or user avatar several times. However, even though new image has been set and displayed as profile picture, the history of previously used old images are still been kept and are be shown next to the current user avatar on the right in user account settings.

User Account Info with Old Previously Used Images

There are no reason to keep the previously used images if you have no plan to use them again, especially for privacy purpose. Windows operating system does not provide an easy way to delete the account picture history. If you prefer to remove those old user avatar images, use the following trick to delete the previous used user pictures.

  1. In File Explorer, type the following in the address bar:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    The above path will bring you to the following folder:

    C:\Users\user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures

    Where user name is the user account name.

  2. The previously used old user account pictures are stored inside the folder.

    Previously Used User Avatar in Account Pictures

    To remove the old account images from the Windows Settings GUI, delete the images away.

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