Mac Pro :: Delete User Account To Regain The Space On HD?

Apr 8, 2012

How do I delete a user account I am not using to regain the space on the HD?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: If I Delete A User Account Does That Delete His Library?

Jul 12, 2009

I never use "User Accounts" on my MacBook. So I don't know much about them.

If I delete one User Account, will it delete that user's libraries, such as their music, movies, documents, etc?

Also, will it delete the programs that were installed under that user's account, but are accessible by all users?

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OS X Yosemite :: Regain (free Space) Partition Created By Bootcamp Failure

Dec 3, 2014

I am using Bootcamp trying to install the Windows 7 and it went alright until rebooting and starting to install procedure. The computer cannot read my flash drive and finally ended up with installing failure. Then I tried rebooting several times and suddenly the bootcamp partition (with nothing in it actually) cannot be read. 

I came back to OS X and tried to delete the bootcamp partition but after a while failed. Then I cannot see the Bootcamp Partition in Finder. In disk utility it became "Free Space (I'm using Chinese system and it shows "可用空间“ in both name and format)." 

Cannot be deleted through the minus button, cannot be formatted, and all the options are grey (cannot be clicked) 

In recovery mode (command + R) it remained the same. 

I can normally use the other partition in Mac OS X. 

How can I delete the unusable partition and regain the space? To combine the two partitions back together is the best choice but HOW? 

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 15-inch, Late 2013), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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Software :: Can't Delete User Account?

Sep 15, 2004

i'm having troubles deleting a test-account a set up a while ago. i can't seem to get rid of it, although i've tried to delete it several times on system prefs. i get the message saying alt the content in this user 'home'-filder will be lost, and moved to deleted users-folder.. i press ok, wait a couple of minutes and it seems like it is removing the user. but when the message disappears the user it still there. i've tried restart, and the user is still active..

whats wrong, or what am i doing wrong? the user's got admin rights by the way..

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Mac Pro :: Delete A User Account Completely?

Jan 31, 2012

I want to delete a user account and it is asking me to choose what to do with a home folder. I just wish to delete the user account completely

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Delete A User Account From Mac

Aug 23, 2014

I would like to delete a user account from my macbook; will it affect my other accounts if I just delete it?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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Software :: Unable To Delete User Account?

Oct 17, 2010

I am having trouble deleting a user account from my iMac G5 PowerPC running OS 10.5. I have made a series of mistakes which now prevents me from being able to delete this account.

First, I tried to change the name (full name as well as short name and user folder path). Secondly, I deleted the user folder manually.

So, basically all files and folders associated with this account are gone, but the user name still shows up in the system pref window, but with the "-" button greyed out.

The account I want to delete is the one which was made when I installed the OS in the first place. I have a feeling this might be problematic.

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Delete User Account From It

Mar 24, 2012

It was the first operating user account before I setup my iCloud. Once I migrated my data from the other computer and setup my iCloud, I realized that I am stuck with 2 user accounts. I am only actively using the one that I migrated over and setup the iCloud with, the other account, although the other one was the first operating account, it is absolutely no use to me now. I tried many times to delete it from system pref and it keeps on coming back! I suspect it has something to do multiple mobile devices.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Should I Delete User Account After Migration

Apr 2, 2012

I migrated my old MacBook to my new MacBook Pro without changing the user accounts so now I have a user account on the MBP that I only used for a few days.  I'm trying to determine whether or not I need to keep that new user account.  I didnt put anything on it of substance (set a few bookmarks in Safari and downloaded a couple of free apps). I've read a few things online about issues people have after trying to delete user accounts.

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MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete All Files From An Old User Account On It?

Apr 22, 2012

I've already deleted the user and clicked "Delete Immediately" to remove the user account and all the user's files, but a lot of their files and applications still show up in my Finder (and take up tons of storage space). Is there a way to permanently delete all of the old stuff?

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: Can't Find User Account When Trying To Delete

May 6, 2012

I'm using an iMac computer. 

And the problem I'm having is the following: 

I'm trying to delete an user account from my computer following the steps from apple. 

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So at step 3 they say I have to click on the user account I want to delete. But I cannot see the user account in the list.  

It is the only account with an password, but that person doesn't know the password even with the clues for it. Besides that I currently don't have the option to contact him. 

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iMac

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MacBook Pro :: Failed Delete User Account?

Jun 16, 2012

I botched up my deletion of a user account and now i have a 100gig in files attaching to a user that i cant see... how do i clear this data out? 

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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ICloud On Mac :: How To Delete A Guest User Account

Jul 1, 2014

My daughter in law logged onto her iCloud acct on my MAC.  How do I remove her account? I have gone to System Preferences - iCloud - and tried to sign her out. It will not let me..    It said "Mail was unable to delete (her mail) Relaunch mail and then sign out of iCloud again"

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Jun 21, 2014

My icloud account is full. How, can I delete some items to free space? How can I do this? 

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OS X :: Delete User Account Completely (All Folders And History)

May 10, 2010

I deleted a user account off of my mac book pro but a folder keeps popping up on my desktop with the name of the account. I delete it and it comes back. How can I totally delete this account?

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MacBook Pro :: How To Delete User Account On New Lion Software

Apr 4, 2012

how do i delete a user account on the new lion software?

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OS X Mavericks :: Trying To Delete A Surplus User Admin Account

Aug 29, 2014

Trying to delete a surplus user admin account.  Chose delete securely.  It has been running for 24 hours and hence can't close system preferences. Should I leave it or try and force quit the process ..This is a new IMac running osx Mavericks

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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IMac PPC :: Delete Previous Administrator / Make User Account

Mar 13, 2012

delete the previous administrator and make a user account for myself on my iMac G4

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iMac, iOS 3.1.3

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MacBook Pro :: How Long Does It Take To Delete A User Account Running Mavericks

Sep 5, 2014

how long does it take to delete a user account from  a Macbook Pro running Mavericks

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MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Late 2013), mavericks

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OS X Mavericks :: Delete Second User That Migration Assistant Has Made Into Primary User?

Jun 28, 2014

Just got a new MacBook Pro, wanted to transfer my data from the old (2010) MBP. I've done this dozens of times before, but always manually, via Finder copies from external hard disks, etc. This time I decided to try the Official Method, using Migration Assistant. After numerous tries, I couldn't get Migration Assistant to work between the two MacBook Pros (both running 10.9.3), even with Apple's assistance. So I decided to try it with a MacBook running 10.6.8. It worked (though poorly; Migration Assistance needs some serious repair), which was useful (now I know that Migration Assistant works, and it's not a problem with the cabling I was using, but something in the old MBP).  But now I have two user accounts on my new MacBook Pro, which I don't want, plus the added account has now been made the primary account, with (some) data from the previously primary account moved to it. 

So I want to delete the new, added, now primary user and return the MBP to its former, pristine state. So I have to go through all the data (fortunately there isn't much; both the new MBP and the MacBook were only recently set up) that's been moved from the original account to the added account, move it back to the original account, then delete the added account (if I can). This was somewhat complicated by the fact that the ~/Library folder is now invisible by default, but I figured that out. However, what I'm wondering now is, when the second, added account was made the primary account, did it assume all attributes of the former primary account, including its number? I know that user accounts in Mac OS have numbers, like 501, 502, etc.

How can I see the numbers of these two accounts? And if the added account is now number 501, when I delete it, how I can I restore the number 501 to the original account? Or perhaps I should just return the new MBP to its factory state, and start over? But I can't, since it didn't come with any Install DVDs (nor indeed, with an optical drive). (I've been out of touch with the Mac world for several years due to illness, am only now learning about the changes since 10.6, which I'd been using until less than a week ago.) I can wipe the MacBook Pro and reinstall 10.9.3, but that might lose some information specific to this computer that came with it. 

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MacBook Pro :: OS Lion Couldn't Access Guest Account And New User Account

May 24, 2012

I bought this new MacBook Pro a month ago.  When I try logging into my guest account, it froze.  I had no other alternative but to get out of it by pressing the power button.  Then I tried open a new user account to see if it also has the same problem.  Unfortunately it did have the same problem - froze after I logged in.  I had done a harddisk check, there seemed to be no problem.

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X Tiger :: Lost My User Account / Changed Account Name In Finder

Jun 3, 2010

I have just lost my user account that I normally use. It happened after I changed my name for my user account in the Finder. I clicked Get Info and changed the name from Helen Andersson to only Helen. and after that nothing is the same and i cant go back either that I know of. When I start the computer now everything that I had on my desktop and in my Itunes, Icalendar, addressbook, and Aperture are not there. I have found them (well at least what i had on my desktop and my itunes but not the other information), so they are still on the computer but I dont know how to get back to my normal user account.

When I check my System preferences Account I only have one account so its not like I made a new one and have two. But I can also see that the one I am using now that has nothing on it is made today.

So please if anyone can help me get my iMac to go back to the old user and all its settings the same way I would very much appreciate it. Because this user has nothing and I have to start everything from scratch even my internet settings I had to download again to be able to go on the internet. This user has nothing.

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iMac
Mac OS X (10.4.11)

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Intel Mac :: Create A New User Account And Move Existing Account?

Mar 1, 2012

Lion was reinstal.

I'm suspecting issue with one user account. Can I creat a new user account and move all my files to that new user?

What are the impact? How about permissons on this files? What about the Library Folder? 

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Mac OS X (10.7.3), 8 GB 1333 MHz DDR3

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migrating Data From A Corrupt User Account To A New Account On The Same Mac?

Apr 22, 2012

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Move Imap Account To New User Account?

Jun 25, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Other User In User And Groups Accounts?

Mar 24, 2012

i wanna know how to delete other users in users and group accounts ? i want to delete guest account optioin into that..

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete An App As Guest User/no User?

Mar 17, 2012

I purchased App for MacBook. It is alternative to lock screen. 

I set password etc followed instructions (no need of lecture me) and it has locked me out of my MacBook and the password I set up does not work... 

Im just wondering if there is a way to delete this App without having to log in as the only other account on my MacBook is Guest. I can't use my Mac at all with this app as it will not allow me to enter my account

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OS X :: If I Delete A New User Login - Will It Delete Data On Admin?

Jun 26, 2009

I was running my iMac just in admin, which I know is frowned upon but that's the way I had it. I had a corrupt preferences file and I couldn't save any of my passwords etc Finally created a new user and reinstalled everything and it works fine. Had to replace all my passwords for my apps etc but other than that not that big a deal.

Question is can I now delete the other user now that I have a new admin login?:

It is just taking up storage space with a user which is corrupted but I don't want to erase the data in that user and also delete all my data in the new user as well.

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Mac Pro :: Delete User Group That Computer Will Not Delete?

Jun 8, 2012

I tried to remove a user group from my desktop following the procedures given. I could remove all but one user.

This is the one I want to remove. How can I do this? I have 4 user groups. Why?, when ever I had trouble and called AppleCare they had me install a new user group, which I never removed.

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Intel Mac :: New "Other" User Account Appears On User-list At Login?

Feb 1, 2012

Today when I turned on my iMac, it went to the login screen and then something odd happened. I saw a second account on the login list that i never made. It is called "Other: and has an icon with lines and spheres (like a networking icon). Also when I click on it, it asks for a name and password.I logged into account and went straight to System Preferences ->Accounts and there is no "Other" in the list of accounts there on the left.just my account. Is this a virus or have I been hacked? Or is this is bug?

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iMac (27-inch Late 2009), Mac OS 8.6 or Earlier

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