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Create A User Accounts Shortcut In Windows 10

We're all different In the way we access the Windows environment when booting up our computer. Some of us prefer to secure It with either a Microsoft or Local User account, whilst others simply want to go straight Into the operating system without any form of authentication. Wouldn't It be great, If you could have the options available with a double-click of the mouse? Well, In this tutorial, I will show you how to create a User Accounts shortcut on your desktop.

Before I make a start, here's what I'm referring to. Unbeknownst to many users of the Windows platform, Is a hidden User Accounts utility that allows you to perform a number of administrative tasks such as creating Microsoft and Local User accounts, removing an existing login password, manage saved credentials and the list goes on. Here's a visual of what to expect when accessing the utility.

You'd be surprised that It only takes a single command to access It, namely control userpasswords2, that can be entered (for example) Into the Command Prompt, PowerShell or the Run menu.

It's not always convenient having to execute commands, thus I will demonstrate how to create a User Accounts shortcut with Incredible ease. So without further delay, let's get this tutorial started.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to your computer's desktop, right-click on a blank area and select New > Shortcut as shown below.

Step Two:

Next, In the Type the location of the Item field, enter the following command.
control userpasswords2

Then hit Next to move forward.

Step Three:

Now you need to give your shortcut a name. It can be anything you like. For the purpose of this tutorial, I've named mine Windows 10 Tips User Accounts. When you've entered yours, click Finish to finalize the process.

Step Four:

I've now navigated to my computer's desktop and as you can see, my User Accounts shortcut has been successfully created. Let's make sure It's functional, by double-clicking It.

Step Five:

As expected and as you can see, the User Accounts utility has executed, hence everything has gone according to plan. From here, I can hit the Add button and create Microsoft and Local User accounts, remove login passwords by unchecking  the check mark from the respective checkbox, and more.

Last Step:

I've now selected the Advanced tab, and I can Manage Passwords and the same with Local Users and Groups by selecting the Advanced button, and also apply Ctrl+Alt+Delete to be used when logging In.

Final Thoughts:

As you've most likely gathered, the User Accounts utility Is quite powerful, and contains some options that are not normally found when accessing accounts via other means. The good thing about the shortcut, Is that It's not dedicated to the computer's desktop. You can copy It to just about any location, and have It readily available at all times.


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