View Full Version : Hidden user in Win XP

01-07-2006, 09:27 PM
I just reformatted my pc, and while installing windows, it said something like 'enter the names of the people using this pc, and windows will create the accounts for you'

I created 2. One for me, and one called 'everyone'.

I can not find the 'everyone' account anywhere. The login screen doesn't show it, the control panel > users screen doesn't show it...

The only reason I know it exists, is because when I try to create a new user called 'everyone', it says that it already exists.


How can I find it?

01-07-2006, 09:30 PM
If you go

Start -> Control Panel

then select users all the users on the machine will be listed. You may need to add a new user if it isn't there.

02-07-2006, 12:02 AM
The user does not show in Control Panel > Users. When I try to add the user, it says the user already exists.

02-07-2006, 12:13 AM
You could just enable the Guest accountfor other people to use.

How many accounts show up in C:\Documents and Settings

02-07-2006, 12:15 AM
"everyone" is a system group (hidden) therefore I am guessing that because is a reserved name your user by that name that you created was ignored.

02-07-2006, 12:49 AM
aah, must have been ignored then. Silly thing, it should have told me.

02-07-2006, 01:09 AM
a list of built-in users (http://www.ss64.com/ntsyntax/security_groups.html)

Heh you can't make a user named None either..