When you install Windows OS on your PC, you must register the user account. The user account name that you initially specified is displayed on the logon screen or in the Start menu.
In Windows 10, it is possible to change the account name at will, but the related user folder name or path name will not change. Forcibly changing the user folder name may cause problems such as system errors. Here’s how to hide or easily change your user account name.
Hide user account name
If you share one PC with multiple users, you can see the name of the other user account on the startup screen as shown below.
If you share one PC with multiple users, you can see the name of the other user account on the startup screen as shown below. For example, in addition to the administrator account that is used here, there are two accounts such as “Friends” and “Someone” as a standard user.
We will hide the following two standard user accounts:
Use Local Group Policy Editor
▼ To hide user accounts, use the Local Group Policy Editor. First, in the Windows search box next ti the, enter 1gpedit. In the search results, click 2gpedit.msc.
In addition, the Group Policy Editor is built into the Windows 10 Professional or later. For Windows 10 Home edition, it is not installed by default. You need to install it separately.
▼ First, press 1gpedit.msc into the text box, and click 2 button.key of the keyboard to open “Run” window as a shortcut key, and then typing
When the Local Group Policy Editor window opens, move to the path below.
Local Computer Policy > Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > System > Logon
▼ Double-click 1Hide entry Points for Fast User Switching on the right pane.
▼ After selecting 1Enabled, click 2or . The Settings is finished.
▼ As a result, When you click the account icon, the two standard user accounts become disappeard.
▼ This setting not only hides the user account display from the start screen, but also prevents the standard user account name from being displayed on the logon screen.