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May 18th, 2011

Windows 7 logon account pictures are located here:

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

Note: To be able to view this folder you will need to enable hidden files and folders. To enable hidden files and folders do this do the following:

1. Left click on the Start / Windows logo button.

2. Left click on “Computer” or alternatively left click the cursor in the search bar and type C: and press enter.

3. Double left click on “Local Disk (C:)”

4. Left click on “Organize” towards the top left of the window.

5. Navigate down and left click on “Folder and search options”.

6. The Folder Options window should now have opened defaulting to the “General” tab.

7. Now left click on the “View” tab.

8. Find “Hidden files and folders” in the list of options and left click the radio button “Show hidden files, folders, and drives”.

9. Left click on the “OK” button and the “ProgramData” folder will appear (along with a few others) in the Local Disk C window.

In a corporate environment you may wish to customize your Windows 7 logon account picture with a company logo for example, to do this you would need to have your company logo in Windows Bitmap form using a maximum image size of 128 x 128 pixels.

Name your custom logon account logo either “user.bmp” for a user / administrator account or “guest.bmp” if you use guest
accounts.  Now copy them to the following locations below.

User / Administrator logon account picture: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\user.bmp

Guest logon account picture: C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\guest.bmp

Note: You can backup the original logon pictures by renaming their .bmp extension to .bak for example eg. user.bak and Windows will ignore this extension and use your custom logon picture instead.

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