A guest account is a type of account that can be created on Windows usually used when a person doesn’t have access to their own computer but needs to use one. They can create a guest account and log in with their credentials for the time being.
If you want to allow someone else to use your computer for a short period of time but don’t want them to have access to all of your personal information and files, you may leverage the Guest Account feature in Windows.
By the end of this article, you’ll be able to add guest account in Windows 11 using:
1. How toCreate a Guest Account Using User Accounts
To create a guest account on Windows 11, use these steps:
Click on Accounts.
Click the Family & other users page on the right side.
And then click the I don’t have this person’s sign-in information option.
Click the Add a user without a Microsoft account option.
Create a name for the guest account — for example, Visitor. Quick note: Although the built-in “Guest” account has been deprecated, it’s still a reserved name, which means that you can’t use the same name.
Create a password for the account.
Complete the security questions to enable the password recovery feature.
Click the Next button.
Once you complete the steps, a restricted standard account will be created to share the computer with your house guests. The last thing left to do is sign out and sign in with the newly created account.
2. How to create a guest account using Computer Management
To set up a guest account through Computer Management, use these steps:
Search for Computer Management and click the top result to open the app.
Browse to the following path:System Tools > Local Users and Groups > Users
Click the “Action” menu and select the New user option.
Create the account name (for example, Visitor) in the “User name” field
Create a new password for the guest account.
Clear the User must change password at next logon option.
Click the Create button.
Right-click the account and select the Properties option
Click the Member Of tab.
Just click the Add button
Click the Advanced button
Click the Find now button.
Select the Guests group
Click the OK button.
Click the OK button again.
Select the Users group.
Click the Remove button.
Click the Apply button.
And then Click the OK button.
After you complete the steps, the restricted local account will be created to share the computer with other people.
3. How to Create a Guest Account Using the Command Prompt
Command Prompt, also known as cmd.exe, is a command-line interface used to communicate with the system. It is often used to perform advanced functions since it takes just a couple of keystrokes to execute the commands.
1. How to Create a Windows 11 Guest Account via Command Prompt
Here is how you can use the Command Prompt to create a guest account on your PC: