Similar to this question: Where is the wallpaper folder in Windows 7?

But I'm looking for the location of the default user account images (such as the flower in the image below):

windows 7 user account image example

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In this directory:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures

Note that the ProgramData folder is hidden and not visible by default.

If you rename/replace user.bmp (by default, the flower image in Windows 7) with a different image of the same name and dimensions, it will replace all the user account photos by default.

  • The contents of this folder got erased when I upgraded to Windows 10 1803
    – RyanTM
    May 22, 2018 at 17:59

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