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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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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.

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Apr 8, 2012

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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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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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