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 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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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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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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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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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?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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IMac :: Moving To Mac From XP - How Not To Lose Data

Jul 19, 2010

I currently sync my iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch on the XP box. My goals are to move all my songs, apps, movies/TV shows etc. over to my new mac. I want to stop using the XP machine all together.

In terms of steps. I'm thinking I need to do this:Ensure both XP and Mac are running the most current version of iTunes - if not upgrade them Sync and back-up each device one last time on the XP machine Transfer the data (via the apple FAQ above) Sync each device with the mac? Will the Mac recognize the devices just like the XP machine did? Will I need to transfer purchases from each device?

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Intel Mac :: Will Lose Data If Reinstall System

Mar 26, 2012

My iMac is running veeeery slow. It takes forever to open any program. I already have time machine working, but I have not additionally backup my photos and other data. I'm thinking in reinstalling the operative system but I am afraid to mess up the Info.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migrating Data From A Corrupt User Account To A New Account On The Same Mac?

Apr 22, 2012

Does anyone know the correct proceedure for migrating data from a corrupt user account to a new account on the same mac? 

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OS X :: Will Lose Data From Volumes Such As Extended Volumes If Archive And Install

Dec 2, 2009

i turned my mac on last monday, and whn i tried to log onto my admin account, it took me to a light blue screen, then back to the login page. but i was able to log into a non-admin account. The system preferences is a question mark in my dock and it refuses to open when clicked in the apple dropdown.

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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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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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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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MacBook Pro :: Best To Use Standard Account Rather Than Admin?

Apr 19, 2010

Someone told me its best to use a standard account instead of a admin account for every day usage as its better for security reasons on my new MBP. They say u can always install apps on a standard account. Whats everyone view on this?

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OS X :: No Admin Account - Asks For Password

Jun 18, 2010

so my install of snow leopard stopped booting, I plugged the hdd into another mac and did a new install (I manged to *upgrade* from 10.6.4 to 10.6.0) but now there is no admin accounts and I can't enable admin on my account because it asks for an admin password.

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OS X :: How To Upgrade Account To Admin - Any Options?

Jul 24, 2010

I want to upgrade one of my accounts on Mac OS X to admin privileges but I am not seeing the option from my admin account. I couldn't find anything on Google, is it possible to do this without deleting the account and making a whole new one?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A New Admin Account?

Mar 2, 2012

Is it possible to create a new admin account, transfer all the information from my current to new, then delete the old admin account?

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OS X :: Guest Account Appears But Admin Not Found

May 27, 2010

I have a MacBook Air with Mac OS X 10.5.7 When i turned on my laptop, the guest account was active and i could login to it. However my own personal admin account was not found on the startup screen. Just the guess account. This occurred overnight. WHERE IS MY ACCOUNT!?

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OS X :: Add And Delete Admin Account In Terminal Application

Sep 25, 2010

I need some help to walk through adding an admin account and then deleting it after a software install on my kid's mac. I can get into single user mode, but I need some explicit instructions to add an admin account (for the purposes of installing a keylogger) then deleting the account without affecting his computer. thanks for sending me a message if you can help me with some of the commands to do this. There are a lot of instructions on the commands, but I don't want to mess it up.

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