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I have edited my profile pic. Now I want to delete it, not simply to change it.

So how to get the default account picture?

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You can find the default account picture under:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

Note that this is a hidden folder, so you may need to either enable viewing hidden files and folders, or press Windows + R and paste the path.

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I can not access this folder from modern UI. I've posted a new question about it. –  lampa Nov 30 '12 at 11:11
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The previous answer works, actually. To elaborate: go to C:/users/your user name/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Accountpictures and delete the pictures you want to delete. The AppData folder is hidden, so you'll want to make it visible first (by checking the appropriate box under the Explorer's 'View' tab). Your current picture will be retained, but you can change it in the usual way, and after the change, it will be gone, too.

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C:/users/your user name/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Windows/Accountpictures

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Umm... that's a path... what I do with it? –  Braiam Oct 7 '13 at 4:02
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try this script to reset the profile picture: Windows 8.1 User Profile Picture Reset

Kind regards

Pascal

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The script is hosted on external server. It can be changed to malicious code in the future. –  gronostaj Mar 10 at 22:12
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