There are many who share their computer with other people, brothers, parents, children, roommates, etc. The normal thing in these cases is that each person has their user account, since the Microsoft operating system allows us to create several user accounts without any problem, even being able to choose the type of account to determine the permissions that person will have to do certain tasks on the computer. In any case, if you have created a user account and do not want other users to see it, we are going to show below how to hide a user in Windows 10 so that it does not appear on the login screen of the system.
If you are a user of the Microsoft operating system and you have more than one user account in the system, you will have seen how as soon as you turn on the computer, all the user accounts available in the system appear on the Windows 10 login screen in the lower left so that at that moment, we can choose the user with whom we want to log in.
Therefore, every time we create a new user account in Windows 10, we will see how when we restart the computer, it appears available on the login screen so that we can select it and log into the system with it . But if we want any of the accounts to be invisible to other users, we can hide a user in Windows 10 by following the steps that we are going to show below.
First of all, it must be said that in order to hide a user on the Windows 10 login screen we will have to make a change in the system registry, therefore, it is recommended that we make a backup copy of the system first of all. Windows 10 registry . In this way, if we find a problem, we can restore the copy of the registry and leave everything as we had before.
Steps to follow to hide a user on the Windows 10 login screen
Once this is done, we open the Windows registry by launching the regedit command from a Run window, Win + R, and navigate to the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogon . Next, we right-click on the Winlogon registry key and select the New> Key option to create a new entry with the name SpecialAccounts .
Now, we select the new key that we just created and we right-click again to create another new entry under it with the name UserList . There is where we are going to have to add a value with the username that we want to hide so that it does not appear on the Windows 10 login screen.
Therefore, what we have to do now is create a new 32-bit DWORD value within the path HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWinlogonSpecialAccountsUserList with the name of the user that we want to be invisible to other users.
It is important, at this point, that we make sure of the correct name of the user we want to hide. To do this, what we can do is open a Run window again, type netplwiz and press Enter or OK. This will open the system user accounts window and there we will see a list with all the users of the team. We double click on the user that we are going to hide and on the properties screen we copy the username.
Now, we can go back to the Windows 10 registry window and create the 32-bit DWORD value within the mentioned path and give it the same name as the username we just copied . This will ensure that we have written it correctly. Once this value is created in the registry to hide the user, the only thing left is to set the value to 0.
It is possible that for the changes to take effect we will have to restart the system, so the next time we start Windows 10, we should see how the user does not appear in the list of user accounts available to log into the computer. In this way, we will have managed to hide a user in Windows 10 so that it is invisible to other users on the computer.