How to Create or Add an Offline Local User Account on Windows 11?

An offline user account on Windows 11 is preferred by many computer users and professionals as it provides a high degree of privacy and a separate working environment while working on some professional assignments.

When you create or add an offline local user account on Windows 11, it facilitates several users to work on the same computer in a safe and segregated operating environment and what’s more unique about creating or adding an offline local user account on Windows 11 is that different users can have different apps and software installed in their unique login account.

Friends, I also have a computer with Windows 11 loaded on it which is generally used by my office employee and my brother as well which eventually called for creating a separate log-in local user account. I was successful in creating or adding an offline local user account on Windows 11 by following some simple steps in this regard.

So I would like to take this opportunity to share with all of you guys the simple yet pretty user-friendly guide clearly revealing as to how one can create or add an offline local user account on Windows 11.

Adding an All New Local User Account Using Settings Menu

How to Create or Add an Offline Local User Account on Windows 11

Step 1 - When you are on Windows 11, you just need to press the Windows + I keys together to open the Settings menu.

Step 2 - When you have entered in the Settings menu, you just need to locate and click on the three horizontal lines being displayed on the top-left corner of your computer screen.

Step 3 - Please note that a side-orientation menu will appear on the screen in which you just have to find the “Account” option and click on the same.

Step 4 - Now you must notice that a new menu will get opened wherein you have to find and click on the “Family & Other Users” options.

Step 5 - Now after entering the “Family & Other Users” all you are required to do is to find the “Other Users” option followed by clicking on the “Add Account” button.

Step 6 - A new window will get opened which will prompt you to enter the Phone or Email of that other person for whom you are willing to create a local user account. But, you must click on the hyperlink of the message shown below the text box with the “I don’t have this person’s sign-in information” message.

Step 7 - In the next screen that prompts, just click on the “Add a user without a Microsoft account” followed by waiting for the next screen to flash.

Step 8 - As and when you happen to see the “Create a user for this PC” page just move forward by entering the local username and the password for enforcing security layers.  

Step 9 - Now click on the “Next” button and wait for some time till the new local user account finally gets initialized.

Step 10 - Now just press the “Next” button one more time to facilitate the creation of a local user account which will be visible under “Other Users” under the heading of “Family and Other Users tab”.

Creating a New Local User Account Using the “Run” Dialogue Box

How to Create or Add an Offline Local User Account on Windows 11

Step 1 - Just begin by pressing the Windows + R keys simultaneously to launch the “run” dialogue box. When you see the dialogue box; just type in “netplwiz” in the text box followed by pressing the OK button.  

Step 2 - After you press the Ok button be ready for the User Accounts menu to open. If you see any message by the User Account Control, simply click “YES” accordingly to grant the “Admin Access”.

Step 3 - Next you must press the Users tab at the top-left corner in the User Accounts Window. You may also have to toggle the button connected with the “Users must enter name and password to use this computer” if shown and reflected subsequently. Please note that if you had previously enabled the “Windows Hello” option under the Settings>Accounts>Sign-In Options then this toggle-based setting might not be available.

Step 4 - In the next step you have to click on the Username shown for this computer followed by clicking on the “Add” button to initiate the process of creating the new local user account.

Step 5 - In the next screen that prompts you just have to move ahead by clicking on “Sign in without a Microsoft Account”.

Step 6 - Now resort to going to the bottom of the page and clicking on the “Local Account” button.

Step 7 - Now you have to enter the username and password for furthering up the process of new local user account creation. Keep following the instructions and keep clicking on the “Next” button until you see the “Finish” button.

Finally, click on the Finish button to create or add an offline local user account on Windows 11. To access the newly created user account, just click on the “User for this computer” option under the “Accounts” Windows.

Creating a New Local User Account Using the Command Prompt 

Step 1 - Again press the Windows + R keys to open the dialogue box followed by typing in the “cmd” command followed by pressing the CTRL+SHIFT+ENTER. When you see the User Account Control as a result of running the “cmd” command, just click “Yes” to grant the “Admin Access”.

Step 2 - Just type in net user “Username” “Password”/add and press the Enter button. Please ensure that you type the specific username and password in the placeholder. 

Step 3 - Just wait for some time to facilitate the creation of a new local user account and then close the Command Prompt window followed by restarting your windows 11.

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