If you changed your Windows 8.1 user account picture, that is, the avatar several times, the images you used will be shown on the right side of your user account settings.
If you don't plan to use them again, there is no reason to keep them there. But Windows 8.1 provides no way to remove unused user pictures. Here is very simple way to delete unused user images.
- In File Explorer, type the following in the address bar:
C:\Users\YOUR USER NAME\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures
Replace the "YOUR USER NAME" text with your actual user name, i.e. for my PC it should be
Alternatively, you can type just this:
This is a bit shorter, but will give the required result.
- The following folder will appear on the screen:
Delete all the images you do not want to see in your personalization settings.
That's it! Your user picture cache is clean now.
Bonus tip: If you have Windows 7 or Windows Vista installed on another partition on your PC, you can go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\User Account Pictures\Default Pictures (replace C:\ with the drive letter of your Windows 7 or Vista partition). From there you can copy all the account images to the new Windows 8 location at %appdata%\Microsoft\Windows\AccountPictures.
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