How to view all user accounts on Windows 11

These are the four ways to view all the accounts available on Windows 11.

Windows 11 user accounts
Windows 11 user accounts
  • To list all Windows 11 accounts, open Settings > Accounts > Other users and confirm the accounts.
  • Also, on Settings > Accounts > Family, check the Microsoft accounts in your family group (if applicable).
  • Alternatively, open Command Prompt and view the accounts using the “net user” command. You can also use PowerShell and the Computer Management app.

On Windows 11, checking all the accounts configured on your computer can be useful in many situations. For example, when you want to double-check that a user already has an account on the system or need to know the hidden accounts available on your installation, such as the Administrator account, which is usually turned off by default.

If you need to view all the existing accounts, Windows 11 includes many ways to view this information using the Settings app, Computer Management, Command Prompt, and PowerShell.

In this guide, you will learn four ways to see a listing of every account available on Windows 11.

Check all Windows 11 accounts from Settings

To view the accounts on Windows 11 from the Settings app, use these steps:

  1. Open Settings on Windows 11.

  2. Click on Accounts.

  3. Click on Other people.

  4. Under the “Other users” section, check the accounts available on the computer.

    Settings Other users

    Quick note: This page is limited because it doesn’t show built-in or disabled user accounts, such as the built-in “Administrator” account.
  5. Click on Family from the “Accounts” section.

  6. Check the accounts available through your family group.

    Family accounts on Windows 11

Once you complete the steps, you will have an overview of the accounts available on Windows 11. 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 available in the “Accounts” section.

Check all Windows 11 accounts from Computer Management

To check all the accounts available on Windows 11 Pro with Computer Management, use 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 see all accounts

After you complete the steps, you’ll have a list of all the enabled, disabled, and built-in accounts available on Windows 11.

Check all Windows 11 accounts from Command Prompt

To view a complete list of existing accounts 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 on Windows 11 and press Enter:

    net user

    Command Prompt see all accounts

  4. (Optional) Type the following command to list all the existing accounts and press Enter:

    wmic useraccount get name

Once you complete the steps, the command will return a list of all the accounts configured on the computer.

Check all Windows 11 accounts from PowerShell

To create a list of the accounts available on Windows 11 with 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

    PowerShell see all accounts

Once you complete the steps, the command will list every account configured on the computer with its description and whether they’re enabled or disabled.

If you have to export the accounts to a text file, you can use the export option to any of the commands mentioned in this guide. For example, net user > c:\path\to\list.txt or Get-LocalUser > c:\path\to\list.txt.

Finally, accounts created with a Microsoft account will be listed with 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's 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+ & Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, and LinkedIn.