How to Hide user accounts in Windows 10

If you have multiple accounts in Windows 10 willing to hide it or there are accounts that nobody is using it, then this post will show how you can hide user accounts in Windows.

How to Hide user accounts in Windows 10

You can use this tip to either hide inactive accounts from the login screen or another admin account, which you dont want anybody to see.

  • Open registry by running the “regedit” command in the Run box.
  • Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon\SpecialAccounts\UserList
  • If you do not see the SpecialAccounts folder, then
    • Right-click the Winlogon, select New and click Key.
    • Name the new Key SpecialAccounts.
    • Right-click the SpecialAccounts key, select New and click Key.
    • Name the new key UserList.
  • Check if the same account name exists, If yes Double click on it and set the value to “1″ to show it or “0″ to hide it.
  • If not, right-click and create a New > DWORD.
  • Give it the exact name as the users account name, and set the value as “0″ or “1″ as explained above.

How to find the exact username of Windows account

The key here is that you should have the same name as the account and not the display name. To find the correct name, follow the steps below:

  • Open Run (Win+R), type netplwiz, and press the Enter key.
  • It will open the User accounts window
  • Find the account name and note the username and use it in the above command.Find exact username in Windows

How to control the login time of a user account

While Windows 10 offers exhaustive family control to monitor and control children’s account, you can use this command-line option to restrict any account user access quickly. This utility can be useful if parents want to control children to access the computer for a particular period. Its just one simple command

  • Right-click on the Start menu, and choose to launch PowerShell with admin privileges.
  • Type “net user <exact_user_name> /Time:M-F,08:00-17 :00” without the quotes.

It will let the particular user to login from Monday to Friday (M-F) between 08:00 am to 5:00 pm.



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