If you have multiple users on Windows 10 computer, the names are listed on the login screen. Respective users can select the account available at the bottom left, and enter the password to get access to the account. That said, if you want to hide a user account from the login screen in Windows 10, here is how you can get it done. Follow the steps in reverse to show all user accounts.
If you want to hide all the accounts from the Sign-in or Log-in screen, follow the linked post. It will replace the current login screen with a prompt where the user needs to enter the username manually. No user account is displayed in this case.
Hide specific User Accounts from the Sign-in screen on Windows 10
Since we are hiding that user account, it means we do not want the person to use it at all. Follow the steps to hide a specific User Account from the sign-in screen or login screen in Windows 10:
- Open File Explorer and navigate to C:\Users
- The username you want to hide and one the folder name available here should match.
- So the User AK has the folder name AK. Note down this name
- Open PowerShell as Administrator
- Type net user [USERNAME] /active:no where [USERNAME] = AK.
- It will hide the Windows user account and also hide the user from the login screen.
To bring back the username in the Login Screen, type the following and hit Enter:
net user [USERNAME] /active:yes
Here [USERNAME] = AK. It will activate the user account, and it will show the user account on the login screen.
If you cannot use the Net User command, then you can also use the Registry method. It works on Windows 10 Home as well.
Show or Hide user account On Sign in screen using Registry
Here when you will select Key it will create a folder. Do remember that.
Open Registry Editor and navigate to the following path:
Right-click on Winlogon, select New >Key from the menu.
Name the new key as SpecialAccounts. Right-click the SpecialAccounts key, select New >Key from the menu.
Name the new key as UserList. Inside of UserList, again right-click, and this time choose New> DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Make sure to name this DWORD the same as the user account name you plan to hide.
Then set the value as 0. You can double-click to edit the value.
To unhide, either remove the DWORD or set it to 1.
If this key exists, then you will need not to create the values manually-
We hope the tutorial was easy to follow, and you were able to show or hide the specific User Accounts from the Sign-in screen on Windows 10.