Here is a brief explanation of what the Users and Groups folders are for. For more detailed information about Local Users and Groups, click on the blue ?
on the toolbar in the Local Users and Groups window.
- Users - The Users folder displays default user accounts as well as the user accounts that you create. These default user accounts are created automatically when you install the operating system. The following table describes each default user account that appears in Local Users and Groups.
- Groups - The Groups folder displays the default local groups as well as the local groups that you create. Default local groups are created automatically when you install the operating system. Belonging to a local group gives a user the rights and abilities to perform various tasks on the local computer.