1. NJONGOVUYO MTYANA's Avatar
    How to get a hidden windows account?

    I locked myself out of my laptop, now I'm in a guest account.

    I created a registry key that hides an account, now the admin account is hidden I can't change anything from the guest account.

    The registry I made is in this location:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon

    I'm locked out of my regular administration account so I can't enable the default admin account

    I'm using windows 10 Pro version 1909

    Other useful information:
    1. I know login details, but the account is hidden.
    2. I tried resetting the PC but it kept going to the guest account.
    3. I hoped logging in in safe mode would give me admin privileges so that I can delete the registry but I was wrong.
    3. I made backups of my personal files from all partitions.

    How do I reverse the steps on this article if I I hidden my personal administrator account:

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-hide-specific-user-accounts-sign-screen-windows-10

    Any technical help would be greatly appreciated.
    06-03-2020 06:10 PM
  2. Ecm's Avatar
    I'm not 100% sure this will work work with the hidden account, but its worth a try. As long as the admin account is just hidden, not disabled.

    Search (Win key + S) Computer Management
    From the result, right-click and select "Run as administrator"
    That should give you a credentials box.
    For Username, use [computer name]\[admin account name]
    Password = the admin account password.
    Once in Computer Management, right-click on Users and create a new user.
    Set the username and password and save.
    Then right click that new user and go to Properties; make it a local administrator.

    Sign out, then log in as that admin account and unhide that hidden account.
    06-04-2020 05:37 PM

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