How to Find Administrator Password on Windows 10 using Command Prompt

A command prompt is the easiest solution to get Windows 10 password. But the only thing is, it is used to find the password of guest users. Otherwise, for admin password, you have to follow some different approach.

I have researched a lot for the perfect steps and now you just need to get relax and follow some simple instructions. The similar problem is faced by me and obviously, by you, that’s why you are here and I got the right way. Follow the steps carefully.

how to find administrator password windows 10 using command prompt

The command prompt is an in-built and powerful way to find your administrator password on Windows 10. And here we are going to tell you how it works. There are many other ways to find admin password on your Windows 10 if you find difficulties in following commands.

There are two scenarios to access the admin password. First one is you have access to your PC and secondly if you are not able to log in to your PC. In both cases, we are going to use the command prompt.

Find Administrator Password on Windows 10 using Command Prompt

Open cmd on your PC and run it as an administrator.

Enter the below command and hit Enter key

net user Administrator/random
find password cmd

3. Check out your admin password and note it. Once done close the command prompt.

This method only works if you have access to your PC this means you have already logged in to your PC. But what if you don’t have access to your PC and looking for command prompt at the startup login screen.

Check out next method.

How to Find the Admin Password at the Login Screen

Well, cmd plays a crucial role when you have locked up on the login screen. For this, you must have a bootable CD/DVD or flash drive so that you can reset your password using a command prompt.

Follow some simple steps and make sure you have inserted a bootable pen drive before following the below steps.

Restart your PC and start it in BOOT mode (usually, it comes after pressing F10 key) and once the BOOT window open, choose the option to boot from required CD/ DVD or Flash Drive you have inserted.

Open a command prompt at the login screen and follow the below commands. You must note that you have to hit Enter key after every command.

NOTE: On the third command replace c: with your designated drive (usually it is large in size).

list volume
cd c:
command prompt reset password

Now the new command prompt page appears and follows with some more commands. Hit Enter with every command.

copy utilman.exe utilman1.exe
copy cmd.exe cmd1.exe
del utilman.exe
rename cmd.exe utilman.exe

Now turn off your PC and restart it. On the login screen, open User Access and choose the account and click Reset password.

Using cmd is a bit complicated here as you have to create bootable USB and then resetting your admin password but if you are looking for a quick way then I recommend you to use PCUnlocker software which is one of the best and easiest ways to find your password.

Follow some steps here.

Find Admin Password Using third-party software

The cons for using third-party software is easy, simple, quick, safe, and 100% result. The cons are, it is available in the paid version. But it is worth!

Follow some simple steps to an Administrator password using a third-party tool.

Create bootable USB Flash Drive

After downloading PCUnlocker on your computer and unzip the file. For bootable CD/ DVD, click on BurnCDCC and for a flash drive, click on ISO2Disc.

create bootable drive

Set BIOS to Boot from Drive

Select the bootable drive to your locked PC after you have inserted it.

bios setup utility

Boot your device

Hold for some time until your device boot completely.

Change Password using PCUnlocker

You can get the option to reset your password. Click on it and make changes


I hope this works. If you don’t have any access to your PC then definitely the third method helps you in less time.


There are so many different ways to find Administrator password and I hope you have already recovered using the above methods.

Still, if you are unable to get it using command prompts, the best option is to go with a third-party tool which is PCUnlocker.

Just like you, many of our readers get 100% recovery response from using PCUnlocker.

We recommend you to keep backup of your files on Windows always so that you can recover them any moment. We have also listed some of the free backup solutions for Windows PC.

Additional advice: If you are looking to improve Windows PC speed and free up unnecessary space, download CleanMyPC for free and see the difference.

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