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How to View All User Accounts on Windows 11

If you manage multiple users on your PC, you may want to learn more about each account. Learn how to view all user accounts on Windows 11 in this guide.

If you have multiple people using the same computer and each has their own user account, or you create different accounts for other reasons, viewing them all is a nice feature.

For example, you may have created a local user account, added a guest account, or you need to check if a user already has an account. There are various ways to view the accounts through Settings, Computer Management, or PowerShell. Additionally, you may want to see more information on each account.

Whatever the reason, we’ll show you how to view all user accounts on Windows 11 in one central location.

How to View All User Accounts on Windows 11 from Settings

One of the most straightforward ways to view all user accounts on Windows 11 is via the Settings app.

To view user accounts via Settings, use these steps:

  1. Press the Windows key to launch the Start menu, click the Settings option or use the Windows key + I shortcut to open it directly.Start Settings Windows 11
  2. When Settings opens, click Accounts from the list on the left.
  3. Scroll to the Additional settings section and click the Other users option on the right.View All User Accounts on Windows 11
  4. Now you can view the user accounts available on your PC.View All User Accounts on Windows 11
  5. You might also want to check accounts available through your family group. So, from the Accounts section, select the Family option.View All User Accounts on Windows 11
  6. Under the Your family section, you have an overview of the members included in your family group.View All User Accounts on Windows 11

Note: This option is a bit limited because it doesn’t show the administrator account or disabled user accounts. Still, it helps to check which accounts are presently active on the computer. This is an excellent choice for home users with multiple people using the same PC.

How to View All Windows 11 Users with Computer Management

If you are running Windows 11 Pro on your PC, you can view all accounts using the Computer Management utility. This option is only available in the Pro version. Windows 11 Home doesn’t include the Computer Management option.

View user accounts with Computer Management:

  1. Press the Windows key, type computer management, and select Computer Management from the top result.View All User Accounts on Windows 11
  2. In the Computer Management utility, navigate to the following path:
    Local Users and Groups > Users
  3. You will get a detailed list of all user accounts, whether enabled or not. You can also see built-in accounts available on Windows 11.
  4. Tip: If you have poor eyesight or want a better view of the user accounts, click View > Large Icons or whichever view works best for you.View All User Accounts on Windows 11

How to View All User Accounts on Windows 11 with PowerShell

For admins who are a fan of the command line, good news. You can easily view all user accounts on Windows 11 using PowerShell.

Use PowerShell to view all user accounts:

  1. Press the Windows key to launch the Start menu, search for PowerShell and select Run as Administrator from the options on the right.Check PC’s Supported Power Features on Windows 11
  2. When PowerShell opens, type the following command in the terminal and press Enter:
    Get-LocalUser

  3. The command will list all accounts configured on your PC with the name, description, and whether they are enabled or disabled.

Managing Users on Windows 11

If you’re the administrator for several PCs with multiple users, you can easily view all user accounts on Windows 11 by following the steps above. Using the Settings method is a decent option for managing users at home, for example.

There are many other options for managing user accounts on Windows 11. For example, if you don’t find an account you thought was set up on the computer, you’ll need to add a user account to Windows 11. Of course, you can also add a local user instead if you don’t want a user to sign in with a Microsoft account.

Like previous versions, Windows 11 include User Account Control (UAC) to prevent unwanted system changes. However, if you find it annoying, you can adjust or disable UAC on Windows 11. If there comes a time when you want to change a username, learn about renaming user accounts on Windows 11.

You can also add a new user on Windows 10 if you haven’t yet upgraded. If a user forgets their passcode on a Windows 10 PC, you can reset a lost Windows 10 account password pretty quickly.

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