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.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook :: Delete A Group Of Old Emails Without Having To Delete Each Individual One?

Jun 22, 2012

I want to delete a large number of old emails in my Mac Mail inbox.  I have 4425 in inbox and want to delete all but current ones.  How do I highlight the mails, as a group, from the oldest to mail to most current that I want to delete?

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Jun 26, 2009

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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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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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May 30, 2012

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OS X :: Delete Name Of Group From Address Book?

Mar 12, 2010

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Delete Group In Contacts

Jul 4, 2012

I recently archived my icloud contacts to my MacBook Pro. In my contacts it shows a "smart group" with the contacts that I recently archived.I've been trying to delete it and I have no such luck.

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Feb 17, 2012

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Dec 16, 2010

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Feb 7, 2012

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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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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..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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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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Nov 11, 2010

I had set up a second user which is really me where I had Firefox and some minor stuff. I don't really need to keep it and want to delete it.

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Dec 9, 2014

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Sep 6, 2014

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Dec 11, 2009

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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..

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Jan 31, 2012

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Apr 22, 2012

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Jun 29, 2012

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Aug 23, 2014

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OS X :: How To Delete Acrobat User Data File

Sep 7, 2009

I'm cleaning up my external HD (not my startup disk), and want to remove some old backed up stuff. I have a particular stubborn folder 'Acrobat User Data' that i cannot get into the trash.

I get an error stating: 'The operation cannot be completed because the item "8.0_x86" is in use.

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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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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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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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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. 


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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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? 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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