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    I can't change my Account Picture...
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    I can't change my Account Picture...
    I can't change my account picture...either by going to System Preferences>Accounts or by taking a picture in photobooth and clicking "Account Picture". I can, however, change the account picture System Preferences>Accounts as long as it is an Apple Picture that is preset. Can anyone help me to figure out why I can no longer change it to a custom photo?
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    I can't change my Account Picture...

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    G'day Specialk51288,

    Does your account have full Administrator privileges?

    When you go to System Preferences>Accounts and highlight your account in the left pane .... is the padlock at the bottom locked or open?

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    I can't change my Account Picture...
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    yes i have full privileges...i think I'm going to try the Disk Utility....
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    I can't change my Account Picture...
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    yep...repaired permissions and it works fine now...
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    I can't change my Account Picture...
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    Wow! That is the FIRST time I have EVER heard of ANYONE solving their problem by repairing permissions - despite the constant "prescription" of this fix for everything but world hunger. I am extremely pleased that this antidote actually works from time to time! Thanks for posting back your solution Specialk51288!
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    I can't change my Account Picture...

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    Same problem can't change the picture
    I am interested to hear that you fixed your problem as I have exactly the same problem, except your solution did not work for me - has anyone else had a problem like this - thanks

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    I can't change my Account Picture...

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    Changing my Mac photo ID in Mac OSx - not working!
    Quote Originally Posted by thecrispone View Post
    I am interested to hear that you fixed your problem as I have exactly the same problem, except your solution did not work for me - has anyone else had a problem like this - thanks
    I too am having the same problem ... and I "am" set as Administrator level.
    There is no option except for "default, recent, or camera".
    What happened to the FINDER option? Seriously? I don't want a camera headshot every time I update this.

    And the fix above, however clever, didn't work for me either.
    HELP?

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