This article describes steps one can take to view or list all user accounts using multiple tools on Windows 11.
There are multiple tools one can use to view all user accounts on a Windows computer. They all provide the same results – that is to display all accounts, including those that are hidden or disabled on a Windows system.
In Windows 11, one can use the Windows Settings app, Computer Management, the Command Prompt, and Windows PowerShell app.
If you are a system administrator or a power user and you want to see existing accounts on Windows 11, continue below to learn how.
How to display all user accounts in Windows 11
As described above, there are multiple tools one can use to view all user accounts on a Windows computer. They all provide the same results – to get you information on all users created on a Windows machine.
View accounts using the Windows Settings app
Windows 11 comes with a Settings app that allows users to configure many settings. From connecting a Bluetooth device to renaming a computer to creating user accounts, the Windows Settings app lets you do them all.
To view user accounts using the Settings app, click the Start menu button. Then select Settings. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut ( Windows key + I ) to launch the Settings app.
When the Settings app opens, click the Account button on the left.
On the right, select the Family & other users tile to expand.
On the Account -> Family & other users tile, under Other users, you will see a list of local accounts created on the system.
The list includes other users and not the account you currently use to sign into Windows.
Accounts that sign in with a Microsoft account, will be listed on Your family.
The Settings app doesn’t list hidden accounts, so this might not be all the information you need.
See all user accounts using Computer Management
Another tool one can use to view or list all user accounts in Windows is the Computer Management tool. This tool allows you to manage accounts and other system settings.
To access the tool, click on the Start menu button. Then use the search box to search for “Computer Management“. Select the app under Best match to open.
When the app opens, expand the Local Users and Group folder on the left. Select the Users folder. On the right, you should see all the local accounts created on the system, including hidden (disabled) accounts.
List all user accounts using Windows Command Prompt
Yet another tool one can use to list all user accounts in Windows is the Command Prompt. To do that, open the Command Prompt, then type the commands below.
The command above should list the user accounts similar to the lines below.
User accounts for \\WINDEV2211EVAL ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Accountant Admin007 Administrator BusinessUser DefaultAccount Grandma Guest User WDAGUtilityAccount The command completed successfully.
Alternatively, you can use the commands below to also list all user accounts.
wmic useraccount get name
That should output all accounts, including hidden or disabled accounts.
Name Accountant Admin007 Administrator BusinessUser DefaultAccount Grandma Guest User WDAGUtilityAccount
View all user accounts using Windows PowerShell
If the tools and apps above are still not enough, you can use Windows PowerShell to list all user accounts, including hidden ones.
To do that, open the Windows PowerShell app.
Then run the commands below to list all accounts.
The command above will output similar lines as the one below.
Name Enabled Description ---- ------- ----------- Accountant True Admin007 True Administrator False Built-in account for administering the computer/domain BusinessUser True DefaultAccount False A user account managed by the system. Grandma True Guest False Built-in account for guest access to the computer/domain User True Local Admin User WDAGUtilityAccount False A user account managed and used by the system for Windows Defender Application Guard scen...
These tools and apps should be enough to help you find out who are the users on your system.
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