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toasty hoodie
Dec 11, 2011, 04:07 PM
Running Lion. I took a picture when I set up OSX to set as my user picture and I can't find it anywhere on the computer.

Can someone tell me where it is located?



GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 04:49 PM
Did you try searching with Finder?
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toasty hoodie
Dec 11, 2011, 07:23 PM
But I don't know what it's even named. Or what to type.

GGJstudios
Dec 11, 2011, 07:35 PM
But I don't know what it's even named. Or what to type.
Did you see the image I posted? Enter a space in the search field. That search will find all pics modified in the past day.

toasty hoodie
Dec 12, 2011, 04:26 AM
Did you see the image I posted? Enter a space in the search field. That search will find all pics modified in the past day.

I was unable to find it. But it's still set as my UP.

I remember when I got my Mac (about 2 months ago now) I set up Lion and it prompted me to take a photo or choose one from my Library. I took one with my girlfriend.I looked in PhotoBooth and multiple other places, but nothing.

toasty hoodie
Dec 17, 2011, 11:23 AM
Can anyone else help with this issue? I really would like to grab this picture as it is a good one of me and my girlfriend

StevenMeyer
Dec 17, 2011, 11:56 AM
Can anyone else help with this issue? I really would like to grab this picture as it is a good one of me and my girlfriend

I am not sure of the exact location but I am pretty sure its in /etc which you cannot view outside of terminal without targeting. (I think)


FOUND IT!!!!
http://blog.chavant.info/2009/06/01/location-of-the-mac-osx-account-picture

toasty hoodie
Dec 17, 2011, 12:49 PM
I am not sure of the exact location but I am pretty sure its in /etc which you cannot view outside of terminal without targeting. (I think)


FOUND IT!!!!
http://blog.chavant.info/2009/06/01/location-of-the-mac-osx-account-picture

Thank you SOOO Much!

Wolfpup
Dec 19, 2011, 09:57 AM
Glad someone found it! You'd think you could just copy it in and out through the system settings or something.

Ephemeral
Dec 19, 2011, 11:03 AM
Is this automatically deleted at some point? Yesterday I accidentally changed my user picture and wanted this one back. However, I can't find it in /Library/Caches. There's nothing that begins with com.apple.user.

Running OSX Lion, btw.

pascaleledumbo
Apr 4, 2012, 01:14 AM
I am not sure of the exact location but I am pretty sure its in /etc which you cannot view outside of terminal without targeting. (I think)


FOUND IT!!!!
http://blog.chavant.info/2009/06/01/location-of-the-mac-osx-account-picture

The link doesn't work anymore..:(

Is there anyone out there that can shed a light on this? I, too, really like my user picture and would love to use it for other things as well..

Cheers! :)

kooraru
Jul 22, 2012, 09:20 PM
here's a youtube video i found that teaches you how to find ur profile picture
really easy~

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hEqQaMSHyYg

--> find yourself in address book
--> drop and drop the pictures in the address book to desktop then.. DONE!