How to Hide or Unhide User Account via Registry Editor

the account’s details will be easily shown or hidden from the sign-in screen.

Step 1: Open the Registry Editor.

Press Win + R keys to bring out the Run dialog box. Then type regedit, then press Enter.

Open Registry Editor

Step 2: When the Registry Editor opens, head to the following path: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

Right-click the Winlogon folder, then click New > Key. Name this new key as SpecialAccounts.

Create Special Accounts key

Step 3: Right-click the SpecialAccounts folder, then click New > Key. Name this new key as UserList. On the right pane of UserList, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it with the user account that you want to hide on Windows 10 sign-in screen.

Hide special account

Tips: If you ever want to reverse this change and Unhide user account on the sign-in screen, navigate back to the UserList key, right-click on the name of the user account you want to unhide and click on Delete.

Unhide user account

Click on Yes to confirm. Restart your computer to make the changes take effect.

Confirm to unhide user account