What is my user name? Find out your current username in Windows 7
If you have configured Windows 7 to log you in automatically, you may not see which user name you are using; there are several ways in which you can find out what your user name is (under what Windows account profile you are currently logged in). Of all the ways in which you can determine your current user name, we will show you the three that we think are easiest to remember.
Find out your current user name in Windows 7
Follow one of these steps to know what your user name is:
- The easiest way to know what user name you are currently using is to click on the start menu: in the top right corner of your start menu, Windows 7 displays the current Windows profile that is running, next to your account picture - this is your user name (at least the one you are currently using):
Note: if this is not the user name you want to be using, you can switch user without logging off.
- Another way to determine your user name is to open the start menu, type "user account" in the search field, and hit Enter: Windows 7 will open the Control Panel, with your current username automatically selected, and its user profile (administrator, standard user, guest account).
- A third way to find out what user name you are currently using is to look at the properties of any file or folder on your desktop, because the Windows 7 desktop is located under your profile (each Windows user has his or her own desktop, to keep files separate).
Minimize all your windows to show your desktop, and right-click on any file; then, choose "Properties" from the context menu, and Windows 7 will open a new dialog that contains information about this file, with the "General" tab selected by default. Under the "Location" field, your user name will be displayed in the file path, as shown on the screenshot below:
There are several more ways to check under which user account you are logged in at the moment, but these two are the easiest, most reliable, and probably also the simplest to remember!up ↑