How to see all existing user accounts on Windows 10

If you need to see all the existing user accounts configured on your device, in this guide, you'll learn four ways to do it on Windows 10.

Windows 10 list of user accounts
Windows 10 list of user accounts
  • To see user accounts on Windows 10, open Settings > Accounts > Family & Other people and check the accounts.
  • Alternatively, open Command Prompt and run the “net user” command to view the accounts.
  • On PowerShell, you can run the “Get-LocalUser” command to see the accounts.
  • You can also use the Computer Management console to complete this task.

On Windows 10, sometimes, you may need to know the information about all the available user accounts configured on your device for many reasons. In addition, at other times, you may also need to know the hidden user accounts available on your system, such as the Administrator account, which usually is disabled by default.

If you need to see all the existing accounts, Windows 10 includes many ways to view this information using GUI and command-line tools.

This guide will teach you four ways to see a listing of every account available on Windows 10.

View all Windows 10 accounts from Settings

To see the accounts available on Windows 10 from the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 10.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Family & other people.

    Accounts settings

On this page, you can determine the user accounts configured on your computer. However, this page is limited because it doesn’t show built-in user accounts like the built-in “Administrator” account. Also, you will notice that the current user account isn’t listed either, but that’s because this information appears on the “Your info” page.

View all Windows 10 accounts from Computer Management

If you use Windows 10 Pro, use the Computer Management console to view all the accounts configured on your device with these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Computer Management and click the top result to open the app.

  3. Browse the following path:

    Local Users and Groups > Users

    Computer Management user account list

After you complete the steps, you’ll see a list of all the enabled, disabled, and built-in accounts you created on Windows 10.

View all Windows 10 accounts from Command Prompt

To view a complete list of existing accounts configured on Windows 10 from Command Prompt, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for Command Prompt and click the top result.

  3. Type the following command to list all the existing accounts and press Enter:

    net user

    Command net user

     

  4. (Optional) Type the following command to view the existing accounts like in the previous step, and press Enter:

    wmic useraccount get name

    Command wmin

Once you complete the steps, the command’s output will list all the accounts configured on your device.

View all Windows 10 accounts from PowerShell

To get a list with details of all the accounts available on Windows 10 from PowerShell, use these steps:

  1. Open Start.

  2. Search for PowerShell and click the top result.

  3. Type the following command to list all the existing accounts and press Enter:

    Get-LocalUser

    Command Get-LocalUser

After you complete the steps, you’ll see a list of every account configured on your computer with their description and whether they’re active or disabled accounts.

If you need to export the list of accounts to a text file, you can append the export output switch to any of the commands mentioned in this guide. For instance, net user > c:\path\to\output\folder\list.txt or Get-LocalUser > c:\path\to\output\folder\list.txt.

If one of the accounts has been created using a Microsoft account, the account name will only include the first five letters of the email address.

About the author

Mauro Huculak is a Windows expert and the Editor-in-Chief who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He is also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 12 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows, software, and related technologies, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and About.me.