You may be willing to share your computer with your family members and friends. But Windows 10 by default will list every user account on the sign-in screen and you may want to keep some of them secret for other reasons. In this post, MiniTool shows you how to hide specific user accounts from login screen.
Hide Specific User Accounts from Login Screen
You may have set up no less one user accounts on your Windows 10 computer. But you do not want the person who borrows your computer to use one of the accounts. Let’s see how to hide user accounts from login screen on Windows 10.
Stage 1: Get the Full Name of Your User Account
To complete this work, you need to get the full name of the user account you want to hide from login screen first.
Here is the tutorial on checking the exact name of the user accounts.
Step 1: Press the Windows key and the R key on the keyboard simultaneously to call out the Run window.
Step 2: On the Run window, please type netplwiz and click the OK button to launch User Accounts.
Step 3: Select the user account you want to hide and then click the Properties button.
Step 4: Copy the user name on the newly popping-up window to Word or a place you prefer.
Now you have gotten the exact name of the user account you want to hide, and you can move to Stage 2 to complete hiding this account from login screen.
Stage 2: Hide the User Account from Login Screen via Registry Editor
To complete this work, you need to make some changes in Registry Editor. This may be risky if the changes are not done properly. Therefore, it is wise to back up your computer in case something goes wrong and then you can start hiding one user account.
Here is the tutorial on how to hide specific user accounts from login screen.
Step 1: Call out the Run window and then type regedit and click the OK button to launch Registry Editor.
Step 2: Look at the left pane of the current window and navigate to the path below.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE > SOFTWARE > Microsoft > Windows NT > CurrentVersion > Winlogon
Step 3: Right-click the Winlogon and select New > Key. Name the key as SpecialAccounts.
Step 4: Right-click the SpecailAccounts key and select New > Key to create a key named UserList.
Step 5: Expand the UserList key, right-click the empty space in the right pane, and select Next > DWORD (32-bit) Value.
Step 6: Name the DWORD as the name of the user account that you want to hide (the name you have copied in Step 4 in Stage) and set its Value data to 0.
After completing the above steps, your user account should be invisiable on the login screen. Apart from the screen, the account is also hidden from the switch user menu in the Start menu, from Control Panel, from the Settings app, etc.
If you want to show the hidden user account on login screen again, you just need to change the Value data of the account from 0 to 1 in Registry Editor.
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Have you mastered how to hide specific user accounts from login screen? If you have any questions about this work, please leave them in the comment zone and we will reply to you as soon as possible.