How to See all Users on Windows 11

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This article describes steps one can take to view or list all user accounts using multiple tools on Windows 11.

One can use multiple tools to view all user accounts on a Windows computer. However, they all provide the same results – displaying all accounts, including those 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. However, 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 has 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.

Click the Start menu button to view user accounts using the Settings app. Then select Settings. Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut ( Windows key + I ) to launch the Settings app.

windows 11 new settings button
windows 11 new settings button

When the Settings app opens, click the Account button on the left.

windows 11 account tile in settings
Windows 11 account tile in settings

On the right, select the Family & other users tile to expand.

windows 11 account family and other users tile
Windows 11 account family and other users’ tile

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, not the account you currently use, to sign into Windows.

Accounts that sign in with a Microsoft account will be listed on Your Family.

windows 11 account family and other users list
Windows 11 account family and other users list

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.” Finally, select the app under Best match to open.

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Windows 11 search for a computer management app

Expand the Local Users and Group folder on the left when the app opens. Select the Users folder. On the right, you should see all the local accounts created on the system, including hidden (disabled) accounts.

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list account under computer management app windows 11

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.

net user

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 also use the commands below to 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 insufficient, 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.

Get-LocalUser

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.

Conclusion:

This post showed you how to list or view all user accounts in Windows 11. Please use the comment form below if you find any errors above or have something to add.

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Richard W

I love computers; maybe way too much. What I learned I try to share at geekrewind.com.

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