Where is my User Picture located at?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.7 Lion' started by toasty hoodie, Dec 11, 2011.

  1. macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    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?
  2. macrumors demi-god


    Did you try searching with Finder?
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  3. macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    But I don't know what it's even named. Or what to type.
  4. macrumors demi-god


    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.
  5. macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    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.
  6. macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

    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
  7. StevenMeyer, Dec 17, 2011
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2011

    macrumors member


    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!!!!
  8. macrumors 6502

    toasty hoodie

  9. macrumors 68030

    Glad someone found it! You'd think you could just copy it in and out through the system settings or something.
  10. macrumors newbie

    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.
  11. macrumors newbie

    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! :)
  12. macrumors newbie

    here's a youtube video i found that teaches you how to find ur profile picture
    really easy~


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


    I found a way to do it!
    1. Go to your contacts/address book
    2. Find yourself
    3. Change your profile picture to the picture you want to save
    4. Click on the picture so that it has the blue thing around it (just shows that you clicked on it)
    5. Press Command + C
    6. You can go on iMessage and paste!

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