Reset Mac OS X For New User Adn Wipe All Data?

Jun 22, 2012

How do you reset Mac OS X for a new user adn wipe all data?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.0.x)


OS X :: Leopard - Admin Reset - Data Recovery From Main User?

Jan 31, 2010

Recently I lost my admin identity password and consequently I was unable to trash applications or any file requiring the admin password. And so I reset this by reinstalling the setup (this is a bit of a hack I learned about through Youtube). After rebooting the system I was asked to create a new admin which I did and then I was asked whether I wanted to transfer the data � I answered no to this option.

All my data (files, folders, photos, music, etc. now resides in an identity called Main User. How do I import all this material into my new admin identity or manage this such that all the preferences, bookmarks, Microsoft email user identity and all privileges are restored to how they were before?

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MacBook Pro :: Wipe / Reset It With Retina Display?

Jun 19, 2012

I just got my new macbook pro! But I put information from another that I don't want. So how can you wipe without a disk besides bringing it to Apple?

Info:MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Wipe Personal Mail Data?

May 10, 2008

I've searched the forums, but nothing seems to answer my question specifically. I'm giving my computer to my mother and I wanted to permanently wipe all my data/documents for two reasons: 1. To allow her the maximum amount of space and 2. To clear up any embarrassing emails... etc. which I know I have.So,I diligently went in and erased all my mail from "Mail".I went into Users/MyName/Library -etc and found anything mail related and deleted that (as far as I could tell I was erasing all my folders, in box, out box, downloaded files etc.) I also hit "empty trash" after I deleted stuff. However, when I did a search using "spotlight" it was showing up old emails I thought I had permanently deleted. Eek! I found this by accident when I was teaching my mother about "spotlight". My mother's not computer savvy enough to even remember how to use spotlight... but nevertheless I don't want my stuff on there. Other than doing a clean swipe of my hard drive and reinstalling the operating system. (i had OS X 10.3.9) and a friend updated me to OS X 10.4 - yes for free... naughty me... I don't feel guilty coz I did buy a whole new computer coz my 3 1/2 year old couldn't do what I wanted anymore - ie burn dvds, video record, wifi, more than 40GB HD... so they made a lot of money out of me! Anyway. I also don't really want to wipe the applications just in case something happens to my new computer. I'd like to be able to use the old one as a back up.....

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OS X :: Will Installing A New OS Wipe Out Data Files

Jun 8, 2009

I do believe installing a new OS will NOT affect one's existing program and data files.

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Is It Possible To Do A Complete Data Wipe And Install Lion?

Jun 29, 2012

Since upgrading to Lion my MacBook Pro (Mid 2009) it keeps freezing and it takes much longer to boot compared to Snow Lepoard.I upgraded it from 2GB to 4GB hoping it would run smoother but it was so hot in operation (I literally couldn't hold it after just a few minutes) I had to take it back to 2GB. I also notice that all my apps return on logon even though I have specificed not to re-open apps.I have verified and repaired the disk using Disk Utility and also ran a supposed recovery of Lion but it took 1hr (including Lion download) however when I logged back on it was the same software and data etc; is it possible to do a complete data wipe and install Lion? It has updated to the latest software however I'm starting to get very frustrated; just earlier the whole thing froze and I had to force it to power off.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), MacBook Pro (Mid 2009)

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Applications :: Transfer Personal Data From Home User To New User On Same MacBook?

Sep 3, 2009

I have tried very hard to find the answer to my transferring question, but nowhere do I find my answer nor does Apple offer free help or even help by email.

So here is my issue. I want to transfer all my personal data from my HOME user account on my MacBook to a NEW user account on the SAME MacBook. The reason is that my Microsoft Office has a certain issue that is only solvable by starting up in a new user. So now I want to transfer all the personality, data, files, and all that from my home user to the new user on the same computer. After that, I want to delete the old Home user and make the new user the default home user account.

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Applications :: Program To Wipe Real Data Of The Harddrive?

Feb 25, 2010

I know that when I delete a file the data is still recoverable from the hard drive until it is replaced by other data.

So I'm looking for a program that wipes any data (preferably with the Gutmann Wipe method) off of the rewritable parts of the hard drive. Is there such a program for the Mac?

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MacBook Pro :: Wipe / Erase All Data Except Operating System

Jul 27, 2010

From my PowerBook g4. Looking to give it away and want to erase all data except operating system.

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OS X :: Insert The Mac Disc (Leopard) Into The Machine At Start Up Cause Wipe Out Data?

Oct 10, 2009

We have just had a replacement drive put into a 15.4" MacBookPro and the installer made a mistake with the name. How can we change it to the right one? Do we have to insert the Mac OSX disc (Leopard) into the machine at start up and will this wipe anything that is on the machine?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Find Friends Remote Wipe / Data Recovery Possible?

Apr 10, 2012

If someone maliciously runs the "Remote Wipe" feature from an iPad/iPhone against your computer or laptop, is the data recoverable (with something like Data Rescue), or does it run a secure wipe with n times overwriting of files?

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OS X :: Transfer All User Data From One User To A New User On The Same Mac Under 10.6?

Jan 12, 2010

How can i transfer eveyhing exactly as is it from main admin user to another admin user and then delete the main admin user...???

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OS X :: Transfer All User Data From One User To Other User On The Mac Under 10.6

Jan 12, 2010

+can You Guys Pls Explain Me... How Can I Transfer Eveyhing Exactly As Is It From Main Admin User To Another Admin User And Then Delete The Main Admin User...???

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OS X :: Does The Free Space Wipe Option Also Wipe The Slack Files On The Hard Drive

Dec 15, 2008

When using the Disk Utility free space wipe to wipe sensitive data (using the 7 times option), I thought that would be sufficient.

I was wondering though, does the free space wipe option also wipe the slack files on the hard drive? Is this even an issue for a Mac? (I know on Windows the slack file needs to be wiped for a completely secure erase, right?)

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OS X :: Reset User Folder Location - Cannot Log In

Nov 5, 2009

I was trying to re locate my user folders to a different internal HD so i could have just my OS on the boot drive to speed things up, but now i have failed epically. I cannot log in after restart.

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OS X :: Can't Reset Password From Single User?

Nov 25, 2009

Mounted to drive, booted into single user mode, yet trying to reset the admin password with "passwd" gives me a "cannot create session" error. Has anybody seen this before?

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OS X :: Way To Reset Preferences And User Settings?

Feb 12, 2010

Running OS 10.6.2. A couple of days ago I noticed that my iCal was completely blank. Everything gone. Odd, but not a big problem - I just restored it from my iPhone. I just rebooted twenty minutes ago and my user profile has been completely reset - from the desktop settings to individual application settings. I haven't had any data loss as far as I can tell, but every single application setting has been reset - I've lost my bookmarks, startup settings, RSS subscriptions, everything that could possibly be customized within an application.

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MacBook :: How To Reset User Password

Jun 10, 2012

how to restore my mac book to factory with no disk

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MacBook Pro :: Reset The Administrative User?

Jun 29, 2012

Got a new macbook pro for my son and migrated his user that had parental controls to the new system.  Now i can't do anything with the system. Almost everything is locked out. I would normally reinstall the operating system but it didn't come with a disk.

MacBook Pro

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OS X :: How To Reset User Settings (No Sleep Mode)

Sep 6, 2009

Starting a couple of days ago, my 2009 iMac won't sleep. I created another user and when that user is logged in sleep is working fine. This leads me to suspect that some of the user settings are clobbered and I need to reset them to get things normal again without having to reload the system. Can someone tell me what files I need to trash to get my user settings wiped out? Alternatively I could always do a fresh reload of the system and then just recover my last Time Machine backup of my applications but NOT recover my settings.

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App Store :: Can't Reset Corrupted Apple User Name

Mar 29, 2012

I cannot update apps because i purchased under corrupt username [URL]. So app store ask for password for this corrupted email address which i dont know. If I try to reset pw the app store sends retrival email to this corrupted address that i cannot aceess. Also i cannot reset pw through security question because will not accept my date of birth date.

How can i change theApp store username "warren.crt@gmail.comt" to the correct username ""?

iPad 2, iOS 5.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Reset User Account On IMac

Apr 3, 2012

I have created user accounts on my iMac for each of my kids. Whenever we try to login to my daughter's account, we see the standard 'galaxy' background, then a flash of gray, then the background again and then that process repeats over and over. The DVD Player app is running, but I cannot figure out a way to kill it or get out of the endless loop. Everytime she logs in, I end up having to hold the button on the back of the computer to shut it off, then restart everything.

Is there a way to sign in to her account without having all the applications launched that were running when she signed out? I think that might be the first step to fixing everything, but I can't figure out how to do that. Is there a preferences file I can kill? Or are there aliases in a folder somewhere that contain the items to be relaunched at startup? Her account is managed under parental controls.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Intel Mac :: Reset User Password On Lion?

Jun 15, 2012

i need to reset the passwords to log on to osx lion. how can i manage that? i don´t have any cd´s or dvd´s. only older versions. but it looks like that they don´t work on that imac. i have two partitions, one is the normal MAC hd and the other is the Recovery HD. do i have to restore the instalation ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Apple ID Can Be Used To Reset User Account Password

Apr 11, 2012

How can I change my account password without using my apple id credentials to do so because that doesn't work. It doesn't prompt me to change my account password after entering my apple id credentials. It will not recognize my credentials.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), iOS 5.1

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Applications :: Move "Microsoft User Data" Of Office 2011 Out Of User "Document" Folder

Nov 19, 2010

In Office 2008, you can move "Microsoft User Data" in "Documents" folder to "~/Library/Preferences/".
In office 2011, this trick does not work. Whenever I move "Microsoft User Data" to "~/Library/Preferences/", it will be re-created in "Documents" again.

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Power Mac :: Why Does ITunes And Safari Reset Data Everytime Its Closed

Mar 10, 2012

I have a power mac G5 and after I updated to the highest software update available, I find that iTunes and Safari reset their data everytime I close them. I have checked all settings and tried resetting to regular software and trying again.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Importing User-Data From A Mac OS HDD?

Jul 19, 2010

I asked some time ago about the Mac Mini. Well, after that Mac Mini got that much expensive, I decided to get an iMac. Well and today my MacBook Mid 2007 died (doesn't turn on any more). Grr.

So I'm going to get the lowest iMac (21", 4GB, 500 GB HD, C2D 3.0 GHz) which is only Eur 300 more than the mini AND has a display. Besides that it's got 2 additional memory slots, so I can upgrade it for little money to 8 GB if I need that.

Okay, but my problem is another one.

As I stated above, my MacBook died. My Time Machine is from friday or so...

Can I attach its HDD via SATA2USB-Adapter and tell Mac OS to import user data from that SATA-HD? Or do I have to boot somehow from this HD to upgrade my TM to import it to the new HD?

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MacBook Pro :: No Sleep Mode At Low Battery - Data Loss And Time Reset

Mar 13, 2012

When I run my macbook pros Battery down, there comes the low battery warning. After a while the system just goes down without suspending anything to my harddisk. When I restart my computer it does a normal start and after logging in I'm experiencing a lot messages due to the reset time. I correct my system-time and restart my mac and the system is back to normal.

Usually I'd say: Replace your CMOS-Battery (I know I have an EFI-Firmware), but where is it?. Or in other words: Is there a "System"-Battery, that would prevent my mac from forgetting the time?

Since I'm not running down my battery to 0 very often I only experience this issue from time to time and never took time to do anything about it.

iStats battery-Status says: Health:83%, Cycles:333, charge 50%...

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 2,5GHz 8GB Ram

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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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OS X :: Re-installing 10.6 While Preserving User Data?

Feb 27, 2010

I wanted to reinstall Snow Leopard and clean out of any programs I'd installed, but I would like to preserve my data, rather than moving it back from somewhere. This can be messy.

Example: mail files are stored at places now usually visible, firefox / thunderbird files are the same.

Anyway I can do such simple re-installation?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Moving Data From One User ID To Another On Same Mac

Apr 28, 2012

I wish to move many GB of data (docs, photos, etc.) from one user ID to another one on the same Mac.  I know I can use Time Machine and run a back-up, I can also copy the folders to (8 GB) DVDs. 

Are there other options I can use?  What would these be and what would be the benefits of using one method rather than another.  Eventually I want to remove one of the user IDs after everything has been moved to the other one.  I wondered if sharing folders would benefit and how is this accomplished?  If one ID is later removed, then what happens with the sharing of folders? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3.4 GHz i7. 4 GB RAM, 1 GB Video

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Intel Mac :: Transferring All Data From One User To Another?

May 7, 2012

How do I transfer all of the user data from one user to another on the same Mac under OS X 10.6?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Shifting Data From One User To Other

Jul 4, 2012

I have a WD hard drive and would like to whole sale all the data from one user to a new one. The first user is acting funny and I would like to try and isolate the problem as non of the other users on the computer are having a problem.

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Splitting System And User Data Between SSD And HDD?

Dec 24, 2010

I wondering which one of the following configuration will be faster:

- 128 GB SSD for OS and Apps + 5400 rpm hdd for games and user data like source codes, etc.
- 128 GB SSD for all of them?

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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.

Anyone knows how to force delete this sort of stuff in OSX 10.5.8?

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OS X :: How To Hide Microsoft User Data Folder

Feb 12, 2010

I'd like to hide the Microsoft User Data folder because I find it annoying in the Documents folder. I'd like to hide it from view within finder, but I still want MS Office to be able to access it (i.e. I can't rename it with a dot in front of its name or hide it in any way that would also disable access to the folder).

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MacBook Pro :: Data Transfer To A New User Account

Jul 29, 2010

I am looking to sell my old 2006 Macbook Pro. Currently it is being used as my wife's iPhone itunes platform/backup. Is there an easy way to transfer this info to a new user account on my new Macbook pro?

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Software :: MS User Data Entourage Import?

Sep 2, 2009

I have saved the MS User Data from Office X prior to whiping my HD clean for a rebuild ... A new install of Office X creates a new MS User Data folder automatically when opened. When I choose the import option in Entourage X there is no listing for the current version and when I select another version, Entourage 2004, for example, only the new "Main Identity" shows with today's date. I can hit "browse" so it will "see" the original "Main Identity" and select it but after clicking OK, only the new "Main Identity" shows with today's date is shown and defeats the import.

I have also tried Office 2008 > File > Import >"Entourage information from an archive or earlier version "> and tried either option Entourage 2004 or Entourge X and have the same experience: only the new identity shows with the new installs' date. I can hit "browse" so it will "see" the original and select it but after clicking OK, only the new identity shows with today's date is shown and defeats the import."

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Moving All Data From One User Account To Another?

Feb 17, 2012

I want to move everything from my current user account to another account. Both accounts are administrator accounts. As I am typing, I am copying over files from each of my home folders (cmd-A, cmd-C, go to new account's public folder, create folder of same name, cmd-V). The Migration Assistant won't aid because that is only for multiple Macs. I want to move my account to another account on the same Mac.

iMac 24, Mac OS X (10.7.2), 640 GB HD, 2.66 GHz C2Duo, 8 GB Ram

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MacBook Air :: Transferring Data From One User Account To Another

Apr 16, 2012

I have two users on my laptop, ones my brothers and ones mine. I did my project on my brothers but I need to transfer it to my user. I don't have a USB and I can't email it.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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