OS X :: Cloning User Accounts From One Mac To Another?

Mar 15, 2009

Is it possible to create a set of users accounts on one Mac and 'copy' them to another without having to do a full migration? I don't mean copying and pasting but using an application to clone them and place them on a target machine, if you know what I mean?

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Intel Mac :: During Gmail Upgrade, Standard User Accounts Changed To Mobileme Accounts?

Jun 28, 2012

I am not sure how it happened but after upgrading the gmail account, the user accounts were changed from standard users to Mobile Me users.  None of the users has ever had that type of account, and I am trying to figure out how to get it back to a standard user account.  When the user attempts to log in, it asks for the user name, but also the Mobile Me user name (which they do not have).  to make it worse, Mobile Me is no longer accpting new users, so I annot just add an account and log in using the new info.

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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..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Change Admin User To Standard User (2 Admin Accounts)

Mar 6, 2012

When I purchased my iMac a few years ago, I created one user account and just started using my computer.  I am trying to implement a few Safe Computing practices by creating a new Admin user account and changing my original user account to a Standard user.   

For some reason, I cannot change either of the accounts to a standard user after I type in the password.  I've logged in as both and tried to change the other user profile to a standard user, but the checkbox is greyed out on both of the Admin User accounts.    

I can create a new standard user, but I have everyting set the way I like it on my current Admin user account.  It would be much easier to have a new Admin User account and "Downgrade" my original Admin account to a standard user account.   

why the option to change from an Admin user to a standard user would be "Greyed Out"?  The support articles walk me through, what should be a few simple steps, but I can not change the settings because the checkbox is greyed out.  

iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Cloning Hard Disk Options - Procedure Of Cloning Leopard HD On To Local Back Up Drive?

Sep 19, 2009

On my new MBP I fired and set-up the system, and SL was already installed.
I followed the procedure of cloning my Leopard HD on to a local back-up drive, using CCC, plugged it in to the MBP and booted from the clone.It has booted up without any noticeable issues but when I go to open Disk Utility, or any other program on the cloned disk, I get the '...application X quit unexpectedly' dialogue box

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OS X :: New MBP Setup And User Accounts

Dec 24, 2010

This is my first post as the soon to be proud owner of a 2010 13" MBP. I'm looking to copy all tunes/photos/settings from my 2006 mini and of course I've got questions:

1- Anyone do a new setup via wireless? I'm going to use a Linksys wireless N and was curious on a time estimate (I know its gonna be slow...).
2- The mini has all settings under my wife's user account...if I just transfer everything as is then I'll end up with my new MBP info being under her name as well. How can I get the files and settings that are under her name to show up under mine on the new MBP?

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OS X :: How To Remove All User Accounts

Dec 28, 2008

I'm the only person who uses my Mac, and wanted to know if I could completely get rid of user accounts. I have no password set, so it's really just a waste of time to have to press "OK" everytime I need to authorize anything.

Is there anyway I could eliminate ever having to authorize anything on Leopard or remove the need for a user account?

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OS X :: Login To Two User Accounts At The Same Time?

Aug 30, 2008

I want to be able to login to two user accounts at the same time, so essentially using two screens, one for reach account. It is so I can access the same game online as two diferent users at the same time. Is this possible?

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OS X :: How To Have Two Different User Accounts With Full Access

Feb 21, 2009

I have 2 personal user accounts on my Mac Leopard 10.5.6, and would like to gain full access to all files within the 2 User Accounts.

How do i set this up ?

Right now, it is not letting me access files from 1 user account to the other ??

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OS X :: Data Transfer Between User Accounts?

May 6, 2009

i added a bunch of fonts and brushes to photoshop on a second account, not the admin account, and i figured id be able to use them on the admin account too, but they are not there. is there a way to somehow transfer the brushes and fonts over to the admin account? i dont have all the files for the brushes and fonts no more, and dont feel like trying to find them all again.

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MacBook :: How To Delete A User Accounts

Dec 11, 2009

I have a MacBook that has my niece's and cousin's user accounts and I am trying to delete it. I am the Admin on the laptop and I know how to delete a user account, but when I go to System Preferences > (There is no "Account" icon to click on)...does anyone know another way to access the Account window so I can delete their accounts?

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OS X :: Upgrading And Migrating - Two User Accounts?

Mar 29, 2010

I have had a MB for about 1 year now, and got a new 27inch IMac a few weeks back to go with it. When setting it up, it asked if I wanted to migrate my stuff to the new computer, and like a fool, I didn't. Then laster, I used the migration wizard thing, and it said to pick a different name for my new user, since then we was already taken (brian Folkers). So now I have a Brianfolkers and a Brianfolkers2, with no way to make the one with all my applications from my mac (brianfolkers2) the admin, so I can get rid of the extra.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Hot Swap User Accounts?

Feb 23, 2012

We have several user accounts setup on our family imac. Is it possible to have two or even three user accounts running at the same time where I can just quickly switch between the accoints without having to log in and out? A second and seperate question: Is there any SW that can monitor my childs account activity that runs in the background and just sends me a report on what has been done on the computer? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 16G of RAM, Pegasus R4

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OS X :: Creating New User Accounts In Snow Leopard

Dec 28, 2010

As an administrator (without FileVault protection) on Snow Leopard, I created a standard user account (test user1) with FileVault protection. I just want to get familiar with it before creating real accounts. But as an administrator I can't look at files created by test user1. I get a message that I don't have permission.

Do I need FileVault on for the administrator in order to do this? If not, as an administrator, why can't I see what's on other user is doing? Is there a way as an administrator I can see what's files are downloaded, created, websites visited, etc? I'm aware of creating a user account with Parental controls, but would that give me the ability to see what's in the folder?

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OS X :: How To Get Two User Accounts Reference The Same ITunes Library

Oct 2, 2010

My wife and I just got a new Mac and are looking to each have their own login for mail, web/bookmarks, etc. but we want to have our media shared so that both users can login and see the same iTunes Library.

Additionally I want to make sure if say one person buys something from iTunes that the other would automatically be able to see it in their library (and wouldn't have to manually add the files/folders).

Lastly, we both use Lightroom and Photoshop and I need to make sure that we can access each other's files in a single location and that we won't get locked out.

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OS X :: Itunes Music Across User Accounts - Finding Best Way

Dec 16, 2010

what is the best/easiest way to have the itunes music accessible from another use account on one laptop?

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MacBook :: Multitouch Not Working For Certain User Accounts?

Jan 11, 2009

I�ve a weird problem with the trackpad of my brand new 13" MacBook:

there are three user accounts on it, let�s say "Admin", "User-1" and "User-2". While the multitouch option is working fine for the "Admin" and "User-1" accounts, it does not work in the "User-2" account, no matter which settings I try in the trackpad system preferences panel.

I�m pretty sure that this has something to do with the fact that the "User-2" account is the only one that was migrated (using the migration assistant) from my old G4 iBook. I reckon that this caused some incompatible system preferences to be installed somewhere in the depths of the "system" or "user/library" folders.

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OS X :: All Of User Accounts Disappeared And Replaced With Other When Login

Mar 9, 2009

On sunday my dad and I bought the brand new 24" iMac, it is a great machine. However today when I went to login, all of the user accounts had disappeared and was replaced with "other...". When you click on it, it will ask you to type in your username and password but no matter what you type it will never let me on. I heard you can do this using terminal a while back, by hiding user accounts. However nobody here has done this, and as everybody else's account does not work it, so it raises some suspicions. My mom immediately thought we had been hacked, which I refuse to believe but it still is possible. We were using the beta of Safari and my sister had been using google images to find wallpapers. I downloaded Quicksilver, Adium, and Amua. That is it. We booted into single user mode and all accounts are there.

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Applications :: Multiple User Accounts With Front Row?

Oct 13, 2009

I have my MBP (running SL) with two user accounts, mine and my fiance's. I watch movies on my ACD and would like to be able to just pick up my remote, open front row and select any movie, regardless of which account is actually signed in at the time.

Can I do this?

To be clear, we have separate accounts and separate iTunes libraries within our respective accounts, each containing some movies.

I've read several threads that say "turn on sharing in iTunes" so I did that, but it isn't working. I can see the content in iTunes itself, but nothing is showing up in Front Row. Does anyone know A) if this is possible and B) how to do it?

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OS X :: Share Photos Between User Accounts Through IPhoto

Oct 13, 2009

I am trying to share photos between user accounts through iPhoto. The problem is that when my photos are brought up on my girlfriends account they are at a very low resolution to what the file actually is. It's like taking a DSLR photo and making it camera phone quality. How can I improve this? can it be done or does iphoto lower the resolution to get a fast transfer time?

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OS X :: How To Handle 2 User Accounts On Snow Leopard

Oct 21, 2009

I'm fairly new to Mac's and loving it so far and I'm very excited to be receiving my 27" iMac tomorrow and since this computer is going to be shared amongst my wife and myself. What is the best way on Mac's to handle 2 users?

The only concern I'm wondering about is email contacts, Internet bookmarks and possibly a few other small things.

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OS X :: Migrating Mobile User Accounts From One Domain To Another

May 7, 2010

I'm looking after some Macs that are migrating over to a new domain. The users are out of the office a lot, so they use mobile accounts on Macbook Pros using the most recent version of Snow Leopard. A lot of their configuration is specific to their mobile user accounts and I obviously can't log into the new domain using a mobile account from the old domain (I tested). So I found this: [URL] It outlines what I need to do in order to delete the local cached account without deleting the home directory. It also outlines how to give the same user account on the new domain access to the same home directory on the Macbook that they were using before.

- Unbound from old domain
- Bound to new domain
- Logged on as root and opened terminal and ran the below commands:
dscl . list /users (to find the user account)
dscl . -delete /users/USERNAME (this deleted the locally cached account)
chown -R USERNAME:NewDomainName.localOUThatUserIsIn /users/USERNAME

When I run the last command, I get the following chown: NewDomainName.localOUThatUserIsIn: Invalid argument (it doesn't display the after local) I verified that I was using the correct OU. I added NewDomainName.local to the DNS tab in Network settings under the domains to search in.

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OS X :: Create User Accounts And Moving Folders?

May 16, 2010

i want to create some user accounts on my macbook...how would i move folders from the desktop on my admin home page to these new user accounts?

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OS X :: How To Run ITunes Across Multiple User Accounts - Run It As Root?

May 30, 2010

I currently have itunes on two accounts set to access a library at /Users/shared/iTunes/. The problem is if iTunes is running on one account and I try to launch it on the other, it gives an error saying it doesn't have write access. It needs to stay running on one for my appletv. Is there a way to start it and have all accounts have access to it as a single process? Run it as root?

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OS X :: Making IPhoto Photos Available To Other User Accounts?

Jul 8, 2010

My daughter has a separate user account on my iMac. If I upload photos from my camera to iPhoto, they are then available on my user account.

I haven't found an easy way to make the same photos, or selected photos, available to my daughter when she opens iPhoto on her user account.

I have only found cumbersome ways involving exporting individual photos, but there must be an easy way to make a group of 30 or so available to her.

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Software :: Setup Pro Tools For Different User Accounts?

Jul 27, 2010

Does anyone know how to set-up Pro Tools for 2 different user accounts? Works fine on mine (Admin), set-up another for my wife (also admin) but problems loading and using. Is this something to do with sharing application settings?

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OS X :: Connecting And Syncing Folders Between User Accounts?

Jul 27, 2010

I have recently returned to the Mac fold after a long absence wandering in the pc desert and have just purchased a 21.5 inch iMac. In setting it up I have created two user accounts, one for myself and one for my wife. I am attempting to set it up so that folders such as pictures, music, downloads, etc. can be accessed by both of us. I'm also hoping that there is a way to make it so that if I upload photos to my iPhoto library they are also synced to her iPhoto library. Is this possible or a pipe dream?

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OS X Server :: Migrating User Accounts From One Disk To Another?

Nov 14, 2007

OS X was damaged on the startup disk so I installed it on another disk and created a new directory on the new startup disk. I can still see all the old files on the corrupted disk. Is there a way to import all the user home folders (including permissions) from the old startup disk to the new one?

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Software :: How To Create Mac User Accounts Via Terminal

Jun 8, 2008

I would like to create Mac User Accounts via terminal, with the basic settings for a user who needs to log in on a mail server.

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Software :: Way To Retrieve Deleted User Accounts?

Oct 11, 2008

Is there a way to retrieve deleted user accounts?

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