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How to Show Account Details on Sign-in Screen

By default, Email addresses of Microsoft accounts are now hidden on the sign-in screen.

If you wish the account details appear when you login, so that you can easily tell if user is a local account or a Microsoft account when you sign in to Windows 10. Follow this guide to learn how to show account details on the sign-in screen in Windows 10.


How to Turn on Show Account Details in Settings

Step 1: Click Start menu, open Settings, then click on the Accounts icon.

Step 2: Click the Sign-in options tab on the left-hand side. On the right-hand side, scroll down to the Privacy section and you will see the option named Show account details (e.g. email address) on sign-in screen. Toggle that switch to turn it On, so that email address shown on sign-in screen.

Turn on account details on sign-in screen

Step 3: When finished, you can close Settings, and restart your PC to verify.

Show Email address on sign-in screen

If you want to hide account details (ex: email address) on the sign-in screen, turn off this switch.

Tip: If you've turned on the Show account details (e.g. email address) on sign-in screen option in the Settings app but your email address is still not shown at login screen, it's possible that you've enabled the group policy Block user from showing account details on sign-in.

Email address is not shown

Use the follow ways to enable user to show account details on sign-in screen.

How to Allow User to Show Account Details using Group Policy

Local Group Policy Editor is only available in the Pro, Enterprise, and Education editions of Windows 10.

Step 1: Open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Open Local Group Policy Editor

Step 2: In the left pane of Local Group Policy Editor, navigate to the location below:
Computer Configuration\Administrative Templates\System\Logon. In the right pane of Logon, double click on the Block user from showing account details on sign-in policy to edit it.

Block user from showing account details on sign-in

Step 3: Select Disabled or Not Configured option, if you allow email address displayed at the sign-in screen. Then click on Apply followed by OK.

Get rid of hiden account detials on the sign-in screen

When finished, you can close the Local Group Policy Editor. You can restart computer to verify.

How to Allow User to Show Account Detail via Registry Editor

To enable show account details on sign-in screen, you can create a new registry key, then add and modify the DWORD value in the registry key.

Step 1: Open Registry Editor.

Press Win + R keys to bring out 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\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System

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

Create system key

Step 3: On the right pane of System, select New > DWORD (32-bit) Value. Name it with BlockUserFromShowingAccountDetailsOnSignin. Then double click this new value and change the Value data to 0. Then click OK.

Allow user to show account details on sign-in

Step 4: Exit Registry Editor and restart your computer. When you come to the login screen, you can see your email address is shown Windows 10 login screen.

Show MS account details on sign-in screen

Tip: if you want to hide some of user accounts in Windows 10 and make them invisible on the sign-in screen, click link to learn how to do it.