Sometimes one PC is used by several people, it may be your office colleagues or your family members. Having one user account on the PC cannot be so secure for your data. In order to have your data separate and secure, you should create another local account. In this way, other user and you will have separate data in two different accounts and have full privacy. Or you can have one account for your office use and the other one for home use.
Windows 10 let you create multiple user accounts with local or administrative properties. In this article, we will help you create a New Local User Account in Windows 10.
Create a Local User Account in Windows 10
Here’s a step by step guide to creating a local user account in Windows 10
- Click the Start button, and select settings from the Start menu or use the shortcut key “Windows+I”
- Select “Accounts” from the available options
- Go to “Family & other users” tab
- Click on + sign “Add someone else to this PC”
- Now Select “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information”
- On the next page, you’ll be asked to insert Microsoft account information, skip this and select “Add a user without Microsoft account” link given at the bottom of the page.
- Now in the next window, type password and password hint, and click on “Next”
- As you have clicked to the “Next” button, you’ll be taken to the Other Accounts screen, you will now find a new user account there.
Create a new user account using Command Prompt
To create a new user account using the command prompt, follow the instructions given below:
- Open Run by pressing Windows key+R and type cmd
- Click enter to Run Command Prompt
- Type net user username password /add into Command Prompt and press Enter.
- Then type net localgroup administrator’s username /add and press Enter.
Make sure you have entered the name of the account instead of a username.
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