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how to create a guest account

24 mayo, 2021

Sharing the computer can be common, so if you are the owner of it, it is convenient to know how to manage the different accounts we have in it to know at all times who has access to your documents and files and who does not.

Therefore, we show you how you can create a guest account in Windows 10, both through the system settings and the terminal itself, as well as the possible utilities that it may have.


Creating the guest account in one step

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While we can create a guest account from Windows 10’s own settings, the fastest way to do it it’s through the terminal, since with a single command we can carry out the entire process. Once the terminal is open (important that it is done under administrator permissions), we only have to enter the following command.


net user guest / active: yes

Clever. Once we have entered the command, if we have administrator permissions, we will see that the user account has been activated. To reverse the process we just have to change the ‘yes’ of the command to a ‘no’, which will deactivate said account that we have created. However, if we want to create this account manually and, for example, assign it a password, we can do it from the Windows 10 settings.

How to share files with nearby computers in Windows 10

Create Windows 10 account

First of all, we have to go to the ‘Accounts’ section, on which we will click. Once we enter that menu, click on ‘Family and other people’. Once here, click on ‘Add another person to this team’, and follow the steps indicated by the wizard. Once the process is finished, we will have the two user accounts.

What is the use of this? Basically, that the people who are going to use our computer cannot make modifications to it, since as they are not administrators they will not be able to install anything or modify anything without our permission and, on the other hand, have a separate space without access to our personal folders and programs.