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I have tried to change my account image to the default one, but the default image is located in the hidden folder

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Default Account Pictures

I have changed the settings and I can see this folder from Windows Explorer but not in the modern UI. So it was not possible to change the picture to the default.

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Can you see other hidden folders? If you can see the file through Windows Explorer I don't understand the problem. –  Ramhound Nov 30 '12 at 13:20
    
@Ramhound yes, I can see all hidden folders through Windows Explorer, but to change the pic I have to make it through the Modern UI. And then I have to choose the pic. This procedure shows me only visible folders. –  lampa Nov 30 '12 at 16:00
    
So you no hidden folders while modern ui? I suggest you copy the file and set it to that. Otherwise I suppose there are manual ways of setting the file through the registery. I was able to use the File Explorer to change my account image on my virtual image. –  Ramhound Nov 30 '12 at 22:01
    
I would suggest trying to remove the hidden status from the folder (Right-click menu > Properties > Uncheck Hidden option if checked, then tell it to perform this action on all sub-files and folders), add it as your account image, then change the folder back to hidden. Another option is to make a link to the file in a folder that the metro UI can see and navigate to that. Some will work for that. –  Matt Voboril Feb 7 at 21:41

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Copy the user's picture and paste that in My Pictures.

After that, browse from the Modern UI to My Pictures and select User.

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