OS X Mavericks :: Install Application For One User?

Sep 11, 2014

I have other family members on mac but I do not want certain programs to be loaded to other profiles.  I do not want parental controls.  I have read they need to be added to my specific user folder but I cannot see anything but one applications folder in Finder.

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OS X Mavericks :: Upgrade - Copy Of Install Application Damaged And Can't Be Used

Jun 3, 2014

Try to download from app store OS  X Mavericks,and give me this message:

"This copy of the Install OS X Mavericks.app application is damaged, and can't be used to install OS X."

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iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.5)

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OS X Mavericks :: Delete Second User That Migration Assistant Has Made Into Primary User?

Jun 28, 2014

Just got a new MacBook Pro, wanted to transfer my data from the old (2010) MBP. I've done this dozens of times before, but always manually, via Finder copies from external hard disks, etc. This time I decided to try the Official Method, using Migration Assistant. After numerous tries, I couldn't get Migration Assistant to work between the two MacBook Pros (both running 10.9.3), even with Apple's assistance. So I decided to try it with a MacBook running 10.6.8. It worked (though poorly; Migration Assistance needs some serious repair), which was useful (now I know that Migration Assistant works, and it's not a problem with the cabling I was using, but something in the old MBP).  But now I have two user accounts on my new MacBook Pro, which I don't want, plus the added account has now been made the primary account, with (some) data from the previously primary account moved to it. 

So I want to delete the new, added, now primary user and return the MBP to its former, pristine state. So I have to go through all the data (fortunately there isn't much; both the new MBP and the MacBook were only recently set up) that's been moved from the original account to the added account, move it back to the original account, then delete the added account (if I can). This was somewhat complicated by the fact that the ~/Library folder is now invisible by default, but I figured that out. However, what I'm wondering now is, when the second, added account was made the primary account, did it assume all attributes of the former primary account, including its number? I know that user accounts in Mac OS have numbers, like 501, 502, etc.

How can I see the numbers of these two accounts? And if the added account is now number 501, when I delete it, how I can I restore the number 501 to the original account? Or perhaps I should just return the new MBP to its factory state, and start over? But I can't, since it didn't come with any Install DVDs (nor indeed, with an optical drive). (I've been out of touch with the Mac world for several years due to illness, am only now learning about the changes since 10.6, which I'd been using until less than a week ago.) I can wipe the MacBook Pro and reinstall 10.9.3, but that might lose some information specific to this computer that came with it. 

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OS X Mavericks :: Guest User Appears As Other User At Login Screen?

Jun 2, 2014

every time i enable Guest user.

it displays as other user and asks for a user name and password

how can i make back in to default.. but with out making it a main user!

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MacBook Pro (Retina, Mid 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Highlight User In User Window So It Can Be Deleted

Jun 19, 2014

When I access the user/groups window  I can unlock the window to allow for changes. In order to delete a standard user you need to highlight the user you wish to delete and then click the minus sign in the bottom right hand corner. But, I cannot highlight the user I want to delete.

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MacBook Pro :: After Clean Install Snow Leopard, Can't Install Bundled Application (ilife)?

Apr 2, 2012

This is the first time i reinstalled(clean install) my snow leopard on my MBP. All went fine but then i inserted the disc for bundled application (which contains the ilife apps) but it keeps failing. 

It says that "the installation failed. the installer encountered an error that caused the installation to fail. contact the software manufacturer for assistance". 

I've also done my research on this matter. I've gone thru a few steps i tried as below without success: 

1)normal install - fail

2)repair permission - fail

3)install in safe mode - fail

4) install using another admin acc - fail

5) made an image out of the disc and install - fail

6) used a similar disc(my dad's since we have identical version) - fai

7)updated my system and install - fail

8) reinstall the mac - fail 

i cant think of any other solution as im a bit noob when it comes to mac. is there any other things i could try before taking it Apple?

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: User - Specific Application Folders

Oct 31, 2010

I want to separate the application folders of both myself and my girlfriend using the same Mac. She doesn't need to see my system tweaking tools and DVD conversion software, and likewise, I don't need to see her BlackBerry Desktop software and Facebook album tools. Currently, all apps reside in HD/Applications, as is default. My question is: is it safe to simply copy all applications into HD/User/USERNAME/Applications, or is this going to cause problems will existing file structures?

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OS X :: Application Folder Copy In User Menu?

Sep 16, 2010

I seem to have lost my Applications folder from my User menu under Places in Finder. It is still present however, in the Macintosh HD menu under Devices. So I thought I would just drag it to my User menu where there was one before, however it started to copy the folder there. Is this the correct way to get it back there, should it in fact be copying the Application folder? Seems like a waste of nearly 11GB to simply have a copy there.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Application Did Not Start At Stand-art User

Feb 11, 2012

I installed  the virtual microscope application "Virtual microscope 6.2.2" as system administrator and all works fine.As soon as I switched to my daughters account (standart-user) the application did not start. All I know is that the application needs java but I see no hint for additional requirements or permissions and also no error messages.I'm using OS-Lion, version 10.7.3?

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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How To Install Application Mail From Optional Installs On Mac OS X Install DVD

Apr 13, 2012

You have mail version 4.2 (1078/1084). It can't be used on Mac OS X Version 10.6.8,How to install application Mail from Optional Installs on Mac OS X Install DVD?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Move AppStore Stuff To User Application Folder

Jun 24, 2012

I have set up my mom with an older Macbook Pro of mine to save her from the evils of the PC. I set up two users, one for her and one for me; hers is uber simple (big icons, only the essentials in the doc) mine is crazy complicated. We share apps, of course, which was fine until I realized she is going to want to download Mah Jongg game apps and the like from the App Store, and I would LOVE it if I didn't have to have all that cluttering up the root Applications folder.I already tried to move one app from root to her user's Applications folder and all that moved was an alias, the app stayed at root. So how does one move these things? Is there a way via the finder? Can I use terminal.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Delete A User Account From Mac

Aug 23, 2014

I would like to delete a user account from my macbook; will it affect my other accounts if I just delete it?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: User Folder Location

Jul 1, 2014

My laptop is partitioned, and the startup partition is starting to fill up. I'm trying to figure out what (if anything) I can move to the non-startup partition. My user folder is large due to mobile apps. Can I move the user folder? If not, can I move the mobile apps folder within it?

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OS X 10.9.3, Macbook Pro with 2.2 GHZ Intel Core i7 processor

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Change Name Of User Computer

Aug 24, 2014

I have had the problem of getting the message that the computer name is already in use on the network (it isn't) and adds a number to my user computer i.e. username Mac Pro (3). It just changed last week to (2), and the name change interfered with several pieces of software that look for a specific user. Now it is up to (3). 

I removed the (3) behind the the name in the System Preferences/Sharing, but the username Mac Pro (2) now shows in the shared computers, will not connect,  and I can't find a way to remove it

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Mac Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), 2.8 GHz Quad, 6 GB ram, 4 1TB drive

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Find User Folder

Jul 1, 2014

running mavericks and apple mail.Want to create an off site back up of all email from Mail.Trying to find my "user folder" which is where the folks at the Apple store say it is.Can't find the "user folder" .

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OS X Mavericks :: Change Name On User Folder?

Jun 2, 2014

I received this computer from another person and I want to change their name to mine. I click on the folder and then "get info" and can see the box labeled "name and extension" but it's grayed out and not available.  I have the password to unlock this screen, but it still won't give me the option to change it.

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: Where Is The User Folder Located

Sep 12, 2014

Where is the User folder located? I am trying to fix an iPhoto problem and need to go to User/Library/references folder. Users is hidden now.

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iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iOS 6.0.2

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App Store :: Application Won't Install On It

Mar 24, 2012

Garageband is not installing on my os x lion 10.7.3 it downloaded to mac mini just fine now it wont install everytime I click on the Garageband icon in launchpad it trys to download other parts of the program. I let it download 4 different times all the same size download and it is always the same. The program wont run.

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GarageBand (Mac) '11, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Delete A User From Login Window

Aug 25, 2014

I simply want to delete an user from the login window.  I thought I could simply select the user and tap the minus  sign to delete, but that did not work. 

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iPad, iOS 4.3.1

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OS X Mavericks :: Possible To Run User Account With Snow Leopard

Jun 21, 2014

I am wondering if it is possible to run a user account with Snow Leopard and another one with Maverick on the same iMac (2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Duo)?

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OS X Mavericks :: ITunes Does Not Open In 1 User Account

Aug 20, 2014

IiTunes says it's not compatible with this version of OS, in 1 user account and not in the others. Same thing in iPhoto.

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9)

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OS X Mavericks :: Migrate Emails Between User Accounts?

Sep 1, 2014

I have migrated my emails from old imac to new imac and that worked ok. So i have my email folders now on the new imac in a separate user account.

I now want to move my email folders on the new Mac from the separate user account into my other user account. Is that possible?

I could also solve this by migrating only my email folders from old imac into new imac "other user account" but i am not sure if that is possible.

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OS X Mavericks :: Updated To 10.9.4 And Now Getting Guest User At Login

Aug 21, 2014

(Aug. 21, 2014)I just updated to OS-X Maverick 10.9.4, and now I get a guest user option at login.  I never saw this before and didn't change any settings.

Could I have been hacked?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: User Account Showing Up In Groups

Jun 3, 2014

I was working on a iMac running Snow Leopard, trying to change the home folder of the previous owner, call her Kathy, to the new owner, Barb, because Barb needs access to all of Kathy's folders, email, etc. 

Right now all I have in Users is Admin. Barb's account is appearing in Groups, not Users. And I'm not sure if all of Kathy's data is in Barb's account. 

How do I get Barb's account back into Users? 

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MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Standard User Cannot Install Apps

May 3, 2012

I have setup a Mac Mini in my office for several people to use, with me as Admin and others as Standard account. The problem is, when someone wants to install an app, they always get a prompt to input the Admin's username and password. From my research, I was under the impression that Standard users could install apps, but only for their own account, which is what we want. But for some reason, it's not working that way. I did a Google search and following one recommendation, used Disk Utiltiy to repair permissions on the hard drive of both the Admin and Standard User account in question, but with no positive result. I'm a bit reluctant to just give Admin privileges to one person; then others will may ask for the same privileges.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Install User's Settings On Different Devices?

May 21, 2012

We currently have 3 users on one MacBook Pro. We're getting a new one just for our son to use. How do we install just his user's settings on the new one?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Delete Downloaded Application From 10.9.4

Sep 2, 2014

I downloaded an application called Toolbox for pages but as I opened it I realized it is of no use for me.  How can I delete this application?

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iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Disable The Mail Application

Jun 6, 2014

Or how can I at least set it to ask me before it opens itsself? 

I occasionally click links such as "contact us" in websites that I expect to take me to something that shows an email address, but instead they automatically make my mail application open up, and that's just annoying as ****.  

I know I can command+click to copy the email address. I don't need this alternate solution/not really a solution to this problem.

Preferences in the application is unavailable, I assume until I choose an account to add as it prompts me to do upon opening.  

So how can I make it so that mail never opens just because I click an address?

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MacBook, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X Mavericks :: Application Not Responding With 10.9.3 Upgrade

Jun 23, 2014

I have upgraded my software to 10.9.3 and now I am having serious issues with all of my applications just freezing up with all of the applications saying Application Not Responding.  I am using a iMac 2.8 GHz core, 4G Memory, 800 Mhz.  I have as much additional memory installed as I can.  

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OS X Mavericks :: System Run Out Of Application Memory

Aug 29, 2014

I have an iMac  21.5 inch, mid 2010

Processor: 3.06 Ghz Intel core i3
Memory: 4 GB 13333 MHz DDR3
Graphics: ATi Radeon HD 4670 356 MB
Software: OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) 

I had a window pop up that read, "Your system has run out of application memory" when I had sever al word documents open and Safari open & Gmail open. 

I also do not know what deamons are, nor have I been able to use "time machine" to back up anything on my computer. 

Here is what the Etresoft report told me: 

EtreCheck version: 1.9.15 (52)Report generated August 29, 2014 at 1:17:31 PM PDT Hardware Information: ?  iMac (21.5-inch, Mid 2010) (Verified)  iMac - model: iMac11,2  1 3.06 GHz Intel Core i3 CPU: 2 cores  4 GB RAM Video Information: ?  ATI Radeon HD 4670 - VRAM: 256 MB  iMac 1920 x 1080 System Software: ?  OS X 10.9.4 (13E28) - Uptime: 0 days 4:5:18 

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iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2010), OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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