How to Create Local User Account on Windows,Mac and Linux?

In this article, we are going to show how to create a local user account in different operating systems. It includes Windows 10, Mac OS and Kali Linux. This topic has posted simultaneously and by many websites, but here we will show in various operating systems. Why should we create a local user account? Is it needed that we have to do it? Or any other advantages it has? All your questions will be answered in this post, so don’t worry about it.

First question’s answer is; one user account is not enough for all, and you need to create a local user account for each person that they use a desktop computer or laptop. If you have only one user so all the files might store in one account, in this case, the data may damage or delete by other users if they don’t want to be on the computer. The next advantage of creating a local user account is to avoid changing settings by another person. For example, you can use parental control for children if your children are more accustomed to the computer or using the laptop twenty-four seven. You can use parental control to restrict them.

Create a Local User Account on Windows, Mac and Linux?

Create Local User Account on Windows

Windows operating system is one of the popular and famous operating systems that the people use it. To create a new user account in windows 10 or any other version of windows, keep reading.

Step #1. Click on the start button of windows 10 to open up the start menu and select settings.

Windows 10 Settings

Windows 10 Settings

Step #2. Click on the accounts, Your account, sync, settings, work, family to open up user account management.

Windows 10 User Account

Windows 10 User Account

Step #3. Now select Family & other users. Sign in with a Microsoft account to see your family here or add any new members to your family. Family members get their sign-in and desktop. You can help kids stay safe with appropriate websites. Time limits, apps, and games.

Other users allow people who are not part of your family to sign in with their own accounts. This won’t add them to your family. You have to click on Add someone else to this PC. 

Family and other Users

Family and other Users

Step #4. How will this person sign in? It allows you to enter the email address or phone number of the person you want to add. If they use Windows, Office, Outlook.com, OneDrive, Sky, or Xbox, enter the email or phone number they use to sign in. Otherwise, click on the link below which shown in the screenshot then click Next. I don’t have this person’s sign-in information. 

How will this person sign in

How will this person sign in

Step #5. If you don’t have Microsoft account fill the information from you wanted despite you can go back to sign in with your Microsoft account. If you don’t have Microsoft account and you as well don’t want to use your Microsoft account you may click on this link on the picture. ” Add a user without a Microsoft account”.

Add a user without a Microsoft account

Add a user without a Microsoft account

Step #5. It is the last step to create a new local user account in windows 10. First, write your user name and type the password plus hint and tap next. A clue is something related to your password. For example, when sometimes you forget your password, from this hint you can recognise that what is your password. You can enter the same password something related to your password.

Create an account for this PC

Create an account for this PC

Here we go this is how you can create a new local user account in windows 10 for the person you want.

Create New Local Account Windows 10

Create Local Account Windows 10

Create Local User Account on Mac OS

The second operating system that is famous in the world is Mac OS. It is straightforward and simple to create a new user account on a Mac Operating System. Just follow the instructions below.

Step #1. Go to Apple Menu and click on the apple icon then select system preferences to open up the settings.

System Preferences

System Preferences

Step #2. You can select the users & groups to open user account management of Macintosh.

Users and Groups

Users and Groups

Step #3. Now click on the lock icon and type your current username and password then the new window will pop up. Fill the blanks like the screenshot below. Select the type of user. It should be a standard user or administrator. Than type Full Name and account name plus password and hint. At last click on the create User.

Create New Local User Account in Mac

Create a Local User Account in Mac

In the last step, you can tick mark the “Allow users to administer this computer” if you don’t want, don’t tick mark it. Here we go, and it is all about creating a local user account on the Mac operating system.

Create New Account

Create a New Account

Create New Local User Account on Kali Linux

The third way to create a new user account is on Kali Linux. Like Mac OS you can create an account on Kali Linux operating system. First, you have to go at the top right-hand corner of your Kali and click on the monkey wrench icon to open up Kali settings.

Linux Settings

Linux Settings

Step #2.  When All Settings window pop-ups for you click on the Users icon to open the user account management.

Linux User Account

Linux User Account

Step #3. Click on the + button to open the Local user account window.

Create Account

Create Account

Step #4. In Add User window, fill all the blanks. First select the type of account, Full Name, Username and password. When you have done these things, click at the top right-hand corner of your window Add.

Add User

Add User

It was the last step of creating a new user account on the Kali Linux operating system.

WikiGain User Account

WikiGain User Account

Okay, dear reader, it was all about how you can create a local user account in these three popular operating systems, Windows 10, Mac OS and Kali Linux. If you want to know what is the most used operating systems? You can visit this article.

What is the most used operating system?

I hope that you have enjoyed this article share your point about this and if you have got any question hit a comment below. Thanks for being with us.

Mukhtar Jafari is the CEO of wikigain.com and he is a blog writer on different technology platforms such as Android, iOS, PC and Macintosh. He would like to share his experiences with IT enthusiast via this blog. He loves IT stuff and currently studying CCNA, Linux and MCSA.

3 Comments

  1. wedge heels shoes Reply

    Thanks a lot for giving everyone an extremely terrific
    chance to check tips from this website. It is often very nice and as well , stuffed with a good time for me personally and my office fellow workers to search your
    site on the least thrice in 7 days to learn the latest secrets you have.
    And lastly, I am just at all times satisfied with
    the good concepts you give. Selected 2 tips in this article are undoubtedly the best we’ve ever had.

  2. Mukhtar Reply

    Using Command line is the other way of creating user account in the operating systems. But it is somehow difficult for most the user to always use command line. One thing more I have to tell you dear Shais that creating user with command line is easy and simple on windows operating system. And a lots of command we have to use till we reach to our aim. Graphical way is somehow good I think.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.