How do i unhide a windows 10 hidden user account

As an admin i checked the hidden box on the my User folder by mistake and of course its hidden  how do i unhide it?
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Chris,

If all you did was hide a folder [in File explorer] then all you have to do is unhide that folder.  Judging by your description, you have not changed your user account itself i.e. it is a folder that is hidden not the user account.

  • Open File explorer,
  • in the upper-right, click on the dropdown arrow if necessary so that the ribbon is visible,
  • click on the View menu,
  • set the checkbox for Hidden items,
  • navigate to the folder concerned & clear its hidden property,
  • [optionally] clear the checkbox for Hidden items.

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OK, then the actual account is not hidden, just the folder . . .

In Windows File Explorer, on the View Ribbon, check the box marked 'Hidden Items', can you now see your User Folder at C:\Users

If so then you can right click, choose properties and unhide the folder . . .

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