Log-in page photo

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  1. ArchiePonsonby macrumors newbie

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    Hello, Newbie here!

    I recently replaced my OS but i lost the (extremely sentimental) photo from the previous log-in page. Perhaps I should explain that this was the photo that appeared when the machine booted up and I was asked for a password. I still have the "Previous System" on file, so any help to retrieve that photo would be hugely appreciated.
    MacBook Pro 2Ghz Intel Core Duo, model A1150, OSX 10.4.11, 1GB, 75GB.
     
  2. vmachiel macrumors 68000

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    It's in your home folder-->library-->Images-->iChat recent pictures, even if you never use ichat.
     
  3. ArchiePonsonby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Log-in photo

    Thanks vmachiel. I opened the home folder-->library-->Images-->iChat -->recent pictures folder, and the only item in there is /Recents.plist which only contains text saying Root. Any ideas please?
     
  4. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Try looking in Your"HardDriveName">System>Library>CoreServices>DefaultDesktop.jpg
     
  5. ArchiePonsonby thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks Knoodles. Don't have a CoreServices file anywhere, even according to Spotlight!
     
  6. Knoodles, Feb 14, 2012
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    Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    It's a folder not a file. You have to have it. It contains essential system software. Without it your Mac would not work. Look in your previous system folder and follow the path in my previous post.

    Picture 1.png
     
  7. Mac-Michael macrumors regular

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  8. Knoodles macrumors 6502

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    Are you asking for the user picture (icon) that is next to your name on the log in screen or the background image of the log in screen?
     
  9. Warhawk15 macrumors regular

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    ^If you(Thread Starter) are looking for the icon picture, go to Users & Groups under System Preferences.
    Just click the picture to change it.
    [​IMG]
     

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