OS X :: Creating New Admin Account And Deleting Current Possible?

Aug 3, 2010

I am passing my old iMac (450mhz imac dv) running 10.4 to a new user, and I would like to create a new admin account and delete the current, but can't seem to see a way to do that. If it is not possible, can I change the name and password for a new owner?

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OS X :: Deleting User Account And Creating Another Admin Profile?

Jun 4, 2010

I bought this Macbook Pro (10.6.3) second hand and the user account was the name of the guy I bought it from. I'm tired of always seeing his name pop up when I have to access my Home folder and since the only way to change that is to create another admin profile thats what I'm going to do. Once mine is up and running I will delete the old account but first I have a question. Is there a way I can transfer over things like my Admin accounts and History, My Applemail email addresses and history and my Firefox settings, plugins etc., without having to duplicate them?

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OS X :: Deleting Old Admin Account - Will Lose Data Also?

Jan 2, 2011

If I create a new Admin account, log in the new one and delete the old one does it delete the files too? How about firefox passwords?

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Software :: Deleting Account Possible With No Admin Permissions?

Mar 6, 2009

Does someone know how to delete account without being admin? Or how to delete account you are on at that time?

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OS X :: Deleting Guest Account Safari Log / Delete Them Using Admin Acc

Apr 4, 2010

so i have a guest acc on leopard and i had parental control on it and earlier i saw the logs in parental control panel on system prefereces i just wanna know how do u clear the logs? where do i delete them ? can i delete them using the admin acc?

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Software :: Deleting Original Admin Account - Lost Data Also?

Jan 17, 2010

I need to create a new admin account for problems with Microsoft Office 2008 and try if solved. If I create a new one and want to delete the old one, will I lose all my data, emails etc.

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MacBook Air :: Tried Deleting A User Account, But Its Stuck On "deleting Account" For About 3 Hours?

Apr 22, 2012

I can't close system preferences and it won't do anything else. Did i do something wrong or is it normal?

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Software :: Is There A Way To Find Out Mac's Current Admin Pass?

Feb 26, 2009

I just lost my pass in my mac notebook. Yey. Usually I would just use my OS X install disc to reset my password or use the "other" hacking methods found on google; but my OS X pass is also my AIM and hotmail pass >.>

I know people say not to use the same pass for different things but I can't afford to remember ten different passes. So, is there a way to find out your mac's current admin pass without actually knowing it? Can I just boot the comp up in single-user and type some funky command to do this? Plz guys, I'm really desperate and I got a lot of contacts in AIM and hotmail I would not want to lose.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Creating A New User, Have Always Run Under Admin

Mar 28, 2012

I have always run under admin, ever since jumping into Mac's. Want to know how I gain access to everything that I have ever used as admin on my new user name?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), MacBook Pro (2007) (2010)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Freshly Created Account Is Admin-Account By Default?

May 27, 2012

A freshly created account under 10.7.4. is a Admin account by default. The checkbox "Allow user to administer this computer" is grayed out. I end up with an Admin account and there is no way to convert this account into a Standard account. Facts: 10.7.4 - clean install on a current iMac i5 Freshly created account uses name of a deleted older account (my name)Repaired permissions several times (disk utility and "resetpassword utility" via terminal and safe boot)The older account had been relocated to a external disc for security reasons. There the access rights got corrupted so that I wanted to freshly create a new account and copy all files from a  backup. how to create a new account for me? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Change Admin Account And Use Folder From Old Account?

Mar 30, 2012

I created a new admin account, and now I need to get all folders like Music, Documents, Video etc from old admin account. So, if I loged in as a new admin I see all folders with red sign in the coner and don't have permistion to see them or move. What are my options? 

I do have Time Machine backup from old admin account, but it also doesn't let me open folders from the new admin.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleting The Current Items From Trash Bin?

May 21, 2012

I just opened my Trash bin, and there were maybe 12-15 items in ithere.  But when I use Secure Delete, the pop-up box says there are 931 items, and it then proceeds to delete them---I guess.I only saw the 12-15 files, and that's it.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MobileMe :: Deleting And Creating Email Addresses?

May 22, 2012

I would like to delete one of my  Mail addresses and add a new one before moving to Cloud, but can't find a way to do this in MobileMe now.

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Intel Mac :: Restore Admin Control After Deleting Its User?

Apr 1, 2012

I was working to erase extra users to free up space on my iMac. I mistakenly threw away the admin. now the computer is locked up and I am unable to take the content off the machine for a clean reinstall. Is there a way to access the machine threw the Root User or Super Administer to recover control of the machine and make another user the admin of the machine? I am able to login and logout out to different users.

Info:iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8), MW

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MacBook Pro :: After Creating A New Login (bought Computer Used) And Deleting The Old One The 500gb Hard Drive Only Shows Up As 320gb?

Feb 11, 2012

So I've just purchased a mid 2011 Macbook Pro 13" used via eBay. Was advertised as having 500gb hard drive and 6gb ram. I checked the ram and it was all legit, checked the hd capacity and it was all correct as well. So I made a new login for myself and deleted the previous owner's. Now my hard drive shows up as 320gb. Even in disk utility and terminal.

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OS X :: Use Admin Account Always On New Mac?

Jun 25, 2009

I am new to the mac world (first mac ever coming tomorrow probably) and I've been trying to gather as much info as possible, so I am not totally helpless when it arrives. One thing I saw somewhere (can't quite remember where it was) was a guy suggesting that users (or new users, can't remember) didn't use their admin account all the time, have your admin account apart from your day-to-day account. Is this something I should do? What are the main differences between using an account without admin privileges and one with them?

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OS X :: Deleting Guest Account From Laptop / Unable To Access Guest Account

Oct 27, 2009

I went to the account tab in preferences but I don't see the guest account. did this change with Snow Leopard. I want to take the guest account off my laptop.

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MacBook Pro :: Creating New Administrator Account

Feb 8, 2010

I'm about to buy a used MBP unibody 13" and no... its not stolen, seller has receipts for MBP and Applecare. Its about a year old. So I'm just wondering how difficult it is to delete his admin account and make a new one? I know I could just add an account, but that's goofy. The machine only has iWorks and iLife installed and has been upgraded to Snow Leopard. Is this the same as a PC... reformat the HDD and reinstall the OS and two apps or is there a simpler route? Will the SL CD from my iMac 24 work with the MBP? Is the other alternative to bring it to an Apple store and have them reconfigure? That's a ride+ and how much will they charge for that? BTW, are there "older" spec unibody MBP's? This one was purchased early in 2009, just wondered if there were different graphics in different releases? This one has the 2.53G procesor, 250G HDD, and 4 Megs or RAM.

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MacBook Pro :: Creating A New User Account?

Apr 27, 2012

I was having trouble with Powerpoint, and an article indicated I might have a corrupt user account. I followed the instructions, creating a new user account, and the problem was solved. The article suggested that in this case I needed to have Mac Support troubleshoot my user account. How do I do that?


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OS X :: Admin Or Standard - Which Account Should Be Used?

May 24, 2009

I'm the only one who uses my mac, I have an Admin account which is my main account. Should I use a Standard account instead as my main account and only use the Admin account when doing major stuff.

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OS X :: Using Normal Account Instead Of Admin Is Better?

Aug 8, 2009

I read on www.mactricksandtips.com that I should use a normal acc instead of an admin acc. What do you think?

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OS X :: No Admin Account Anymore On Mac

Nov 27, 2009

How it happened but I basically don't have an administrative account anymore, all I have is 1 standard user. I cannot boot into single user and I do not have the install disks and I was wondering if anybody had a solution to either turn my current user into an admin or create a new admin.

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MacBook Pro :: No Longer Have Access To Current Email - How To Switch To Another Account

Jun 28, 2014

As of last a few days ago, AOL has officially banned my account for a ludicrous reason; they said I was in breach of some sort of age restriction. Anyway, now I use g-mail, and everything's been great, besides the fact that my old AOL account was what I used to set up every online account I've ever made, including my Apple Account.  How would I switch my account email address without any current access to my old one?

MacBook Pro, Late 2013 model, OSX 10.9.2

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OS X :: Creating Guest Account On Snow Leopard

Nov 28, 2009

I am considering having a roommate move in and letting them use my Mac. If I create them a guest account can I ensure that my email and files will be secure by having this second account, or is there another way to accomplish this?

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MacBook Pro :: Outlook - Creating New Account (IMAP)?

Jun 25, 2012

I have been trying to create a new account (IMAP) but when i click the ADD NEW ACCOUNT - selecting the IMAP, the screen just sits there.. no new box

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OS X :: Removing Admin Account On Second Hand Mac?

Sep 24, 2010

Just bought a second hand mac mini only to find that there was still a password protected admin account on the OS. I've tried re-installing snow leopard (by holding 'c' at start up) but it has not removed the account. I am unable to change any settings on the mac at present because I require the admin password. Does anyone know how to remove the admin account and take the mac back to factory settings?

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OS X :: Any Way To Get Into Admin Account On School Laptop

Oct 2, 2010

I need to find a way to get into the admin account on my school laptop. The way I did it last was reset the PRAM and get into safemode to delete a startup file so I could make another admin account and change passwords that way. But I'm pretty sure the IT people at my school did something weird to these things. When you take the battery and L-bracket out and remove a stick of RAM and all that and hold down option+command+P+R to reset the parameter RAM, it doesn't even restart or ding. I've done this many many times last year so there's no chance I'm doing wrong. It's not just my computer that won't boot into safemode either. I'm cool with using discs, but I don't know if I'd need an admin password to use them.

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OS X :: Admin Account Reseted After SL Upgrade

Sep 20, 2009

A week after upgrading to SL, I accidentally logged into the guest account. After an unusual long waiting time, it took me back to the log in screen. Now I entered correctly my usual admin account only to find that everything had been reseted (just as a guest account is being reseted). I had lost my home folder, mail, bookmarks, dock and preferences, movies, itunes, iphoto. Fortunately I had a 5 day old TimeMachine backup, which helped me restore most of my lost stuff (except my movie collection, due to its large size - I had excluded it from TM backups, dammit, as well as some more recent iPhoto updates)

All in all it has taken me 5-6 hours restoring everything to its previous condition and trying to recover the deleted pics from the cams memory card.And I am still experiencing some issues with Mail.app, which says it is incompatible with 10.6.1 for some unknown reasons (will have to delete and reinstall). This issue doesn't seem to be unique:
Next time I will wait for the first major patch before I update my Mac; let some other idiots play the experimentees for Apple, before they find and fix such fatal bugs.

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OS X :: IMac Slow On Old Admin Account?

Jan 20, 2010

Last week my iMac (20", 2.4 ghz running 10.6.2) got incredibly slow. I've checked all the usual stuff - recently installed programs, Activity Monitor, reset the PRAM, restarted many times, software update, verified disk, repaired permissions etc etc.

The only thing I know is that the problem exists on my regular admin account, but not on an extra account I have, and not on a new admin account I just set up. At this point I don't think I can figure out what exactly is causing the problem on the old admin account.

1) Is it possible to let my new admin account access all the docs, mails, movies, music, prefs etc in my old admin account? How? I initially thought I could move the important things over to my new account manually. I tried to copy my mail folders in my Library over to my external harddisk, and then moved them to the correct place in my new admin account. I changed the permissions to read and write. But Mail won't open in the new account, and tells me it's because of the permissions on the mail folder.

2) Is it possible to use my Time Machine back-up to let my new admin account behave as if it's my old account?

3) Should I just reinstalled SL and create a new account and then restore from Time Machine when logged into that account?

I have to do something, because the old account is waaaay too slow to use for any length of time. But I don't know the best way to go about this. I realise I might just reimport the problem as well.

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OS X :: Admin Account Changed - Going To Mess Up Mac?

Feb 3, 2010

I recently took my iMac into a Mac store to get a new hard drive because the old one bit the dust. When I got back home, I realized that the apple "genius" spelt my name wrong as the admin. I know its' not a big deal but this bugs me to death. So, I made a new admin with my correctly spelled name and deleted the mispelled name. Is this ok or is this going to jack up my computer?

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