This one is for Windows 8/8.1 which I am using. Not sure how this would work on the other Windows OS, although the idea perhaps remains the same?
The Individual User Lock Screen for a user can be changed through the Windows Charms Bar > Change PC Settings.
The one I am talking about is the lock screen when you have multiple users created on a single Windows 8/8.1 system and they are all logged off. Didn’t come to my mind there would be one!
So here is how this goes:
The Sign Out Screen is stored in:
To change this default one, here is how I learnt to proceed:
- Go to folder C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows
- Right click on SystemData >Properties>Security>Advanced>Change
- Select your user name (You must be in Administrators group), and Add it.
- Tick on “Replace owner on subcontainers and objects“, click Apply >OK
- Go to C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\SystemData\S1518\ReadOnly\LockScreen_Z
You will see the default image(s) in this folder, To view them:
- Right click on it>Properties>Security>Edit>Add
- Select your User Name and Add.
- Replace the image with an image of your choosing, just make sure that they have the same names and resolution as shown in LockScreen_Z.
- IMPORTANT: After swapping the images, Right click on image>Properties>Securities>Edit and make sure the SYSTEM is in the user list with permission shown below:
Sign out and Voila! There is the image you were looking for to sooth your eyes!