OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleting A User Account On Mac?

Jun 18, 2012

Okay, so a few months ago I was using a tutorial on how to set up a Minecraft server on my Mac, and I went to the part about making a server daemon, which is supposed to have the server automatically running 24/7 from your computer.Well I never got that working and I don't play Minecraft anymore, but when I turn on my computer, at the login screen, it has my main User, then this _minecraft user. The _minecraft user isn't under Accounts in System Preferences, and I looked in the Users folder, it's not there either.This is the tutorial I used to make it if that helps at all [url]

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Move Imap Account To New User Account?

Jun 25, 2012

Up till now, all the family have been using just one user account on our iMac. (OK, I now know that's not a good idea!) I'm now going to be working from home so have set up a new user as Work. I've been using an IMAP mail service in Mail on the family user account and I've now set it up on the work account. If I delete the IMAP account from Mail in the family user account, will this delete my mail off the IMAP server so I cannot access it on the wrok user account?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: SW User Account Permissions?

Apr 13, 2012

I've noticed a quirk in SW. If one deletes an account (for example, the original Admin account) and answers that he would like to delete the home folder, more often than not, he is asked for the permission of an Admin account. However, if one doesn't enter the credentials and presses cancel, the account (and home folder) disappear anyway. Is this normal? Or is there data residue hiding somewhere. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Can't Login On Any User Account

Apr 26, 2012

I've typed in my usual password on my user account and nothing happens! I'm using a mac mini.  

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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 V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Install On Another User Account On The Same Computer?

Feb 10, 2012

Is it possible to install leopard on another user account on the same computer?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Guest Account Bug Deletes User Data

Oct 12, 2009

Reports of a potentially critical Snow Leopard bug that can erase a user's account data have continued to surface since the operating system's debut [Updated with Apple official comment].

Since Mac OS X 10.6 launched in late August, numerous reports online have detailed the issue, which is triggered by logging in and out of a guest account on a Snow Leopard machine. Upon logging back in to their regular account, users will find that it has been wiped of all data.

The issue has prompted numerous threads (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) on the Apple Support Discussions, with reports suggesting the issue cannot be reproduced with any exact certainty. Apple has yet to publicly acknowledge the issue.

"When I logged into my MacBook Pro this morning, it was as if I had logged into my Guest Account and not my standard user profile," user parshallnet said. "No icons on the desktop, the desktop wallpaper was the default 'space' photo and not the one I had assigned, no documents in the docs folder, apps behaved as if I'd never opened them before."

The issue was initially reported when Snow Leopard first launched, but complaints have grown as adoption of the platform has continued. Monday, Engadget highlighted the issue.

A month ago, CNet detailed a potential fix for the issue, which is reportedly caused when users have had a guest account enabled for login prior to the install of Snow Leopard. The easiest way to avoid the issue is disabling the guest account.

If afflicted by the bug, the home folder can be restored, though without a backup, the loss of data is likely permanent. If a user has Time Machine running, they can restore their Snow Leopard installation while holding 'C' at startup and choosing "Restore from Backup" from the "Utilities" menu.

Update: In a brief statement, Apple acknowledged the issue Monday evening, according to CNet

"We are aware of the issue, which occurs only in extremely rare cases, and we are working on a fix," a spokesperson said in a prepared statement.

Since its launch in August, Snow Leopard has been received with positive reviews and strong sales. A quick update, Mac OS X 10.6.1, was released soon after, but apparently did not provide relief from the guest account bug.

Mac OS X 10.6.2 is currently in beta and only available to developers. It has nearly 150 general focus areas.
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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: File Permissions - Edit A User Account?

Mar 30, 2012

file permissions - how to edit a user account that is creating files with permissions that are not wanted anymore. i understand how to reset permissions on files or folders, but i do not understand how to reset the permissions a user is "creating". ie, each time this user creates a file, the file needs to be manually edited for its permissions. so i need to edit the user's settings, but i can't find where to do that. this is a home office setup. we have two users with admin privileges. our imac is acting as a server of sorts - it holds common files that need to be edited by both users. the other user is typically working on shared files from a macbook over wifi. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 20, 2012

I have renamed my home directory using the root then I restarted the computer. Then, I logged on with the same account that I have and I found that all the old folders have been moved to a new folder in the new directory under the old directory name.How to get back!I tried to rename it again by replacing the new name with the old name but it didn't work.. is there anyway to undo the change!!  
MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Change User Account Name Or Home Directory Name?

May 23, 2012

iMac OS X 10.6.8.  previously migrated account -- need to rename the account at the destination. Step 6 in the support page does not occur.  I never get a chance to hit OK to this: 6.  Click OK when "A folder in the Users folder already has the name 'account name'. Would you like to use that folder as the Home folder for this user account?" appears. Note: This will correct the ownership of all files in the Home folder, and avoid permissions issues with the contents. A red flag appears in the field that conflicts (either the short name or the full name). The name(s) cannot be changed! must cancel out. 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Previously migrated account

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OS X :: Wiping Out Computer - Deleting User Account

Oct 14, 2006

10 years of using Mac and I don't even know how to wipe my computer. I sold my computer on ebay and have backed up all of my important apps, docs and such, but I don't really know how to delete my user account. I know there's an option to delete accounts, but it won't let me because I guess i'm the only account on there. anyone know how I can make it so my computer is fresh and clean for the next user?

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Why Does Networked User's Screensaver Lock Their Account

Mar 22, 2012

I am running a Mac OS X 10.6.8 Snow Leopard Server and have configured a global security policy using the following command:[code] When a network user is logging in from the login screen, it disables the users account after 3 attempts.This is the behaviour I expect (maxFailedLoginAttempts=3).When a user locks thier screen, a password is required to return to the desktop (also part of the intended security policy).If a user enters an incorrect password for the screensaver, it immediately locks the the networked account. To be clear, it takes only one failed attempt to lock a networked user's account from the screensaver.I have tested local accounts set up with the same global password policy, and the screensaver locks the account after 3 failed attempts, as I would expect.Anyone know how to make the screesaver not be so fussy?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8), Server

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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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Software :: Deleting User Account (Set As Default) Via Unix

Sep 8, 2008

I have a Mac computer at home that automatically logs in to my daughters user account. Apparently, there is an automatic log-in in her account that has conflicts because whenever the computer is turned on, after the gray apple screen, the screen turns totally blue. I have tried booting up in safe boot (pressing shift key at startup)and get the following message:
darwin/BSD (Laurens-computer.local) (console)

After typing any login, I get a line for typing password but nothing types in the line of password and I keep getting a fast message of incorrect password and the screen goes back to blue and then back to the same darwin line. I have an administrator account on this computer and no combination of logins and passwords seem to work. I have also started the computer with command key + s key and gets into single user mode and is in the root. From there, I do not know how to delete her user account to eliminate the problem as I am not able to get into the computer bypassing her automatic log-in. I do not have any startup disks for this computer as it was donated as a surplus from the school. It is a G3 operating on Mac OS X and I am not sure if the version is 10.3

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Access Time Machine Files If The User Account Is Deleted?

Apr 25, 2012

I just made a TM backup of two user accounts (A & B) on one iMac.I now want to delete the files and accounts from the iMac and create a new user account.(A & B shared this computer and it is now going to be used by a third person alone. I don't want all the additional unused A & B account data clogging the hard drive.) If I delete the original A & B user accounts, will I still be able to access the backed up files? How?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.5), iBook G4/iMacFP/G4Tower/Bondi/3400/165/SE/Plus

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Calculate The Open Directory Size Of Every User Account?

Jun 13, 2012

We use on our Server the OD. About 25 User can ue with their Account every Computer in the Office. Now wo saw the size of the harddrive has very less free space. When we click Apple-I on the users we see it is very low space uses, but this is because all the private folders are blocked. Is their a way to calculate the Open Directory size of every User Account? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Deleting A User Account - Taking A Very Long Time?

Jun 13, 2012

I chose to delete a new user account that came over as part of a migration from my old MBP to a new MBP.  It was a firly large account but it is taking way longer than the time it took to migrate over.  There is no progress bar or time estimate so it's hard to know what's going on. 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: System Preferences Hung On Deleting User Account

Aug 22, 2014

I'm wanting to delete a user (non-administrator) account and it has been "... removing user account and directory" for the last 12 hours. I also cannot restart the system because of this message. OS X 10.9.4

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.5)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing User 95 To User 0

May 21, 2012

I have been getting these messages below in the list of feedback that Disk Utility generates during a "Repair Disk Permissions" run for at least 3 years now (through several OS updates). I am currently running 10.6.8 for the past several months.Is there an easy/SAFE way to repait this USER issue? I don't know if it is causing me any problems, but obviously it is not what it should be.[code]

Mac Pro Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 16 Gig Ram, ATI HD 2600 (slot1), GT-120(slot2), Airport Extreme

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OS X :: New User Account Freezes After Installing Leopard 10.5.8

Dec 22, 2009

Guys, i just installed Leopard 10.5.8, and then created a new user account afterwards. But when i tried to log in to the new account, the screen just freezes after loading. No response to any keys. Just freezes, and this new account is basically inaccessible.

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: How To Enable Again Disabled User Account

Apr 2, 2012

How do I re-enable a user account that I previously disabled?

Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Create A New Administrator User Account?

May 10, 2012

How can i create a new Administrator user account ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X :: Deleting Printer Drivers In Snow Leopard

Sep 10, 2009

After I installed Snow Leopard, I installed all of the printer drivers on the disc. It was a rather hefty size, over 1GB. Is there a way, manually or automatically, to delete all the ones I don't need? I've done a search, and a couple of places (possibly outdated) have pointed me to Library > Printers, and that all the printer drivers should be there. When I do that, I only see the application for my own printer.............

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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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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Delete Alias Folder Without Deleting All Applications?

Mar 8, 2012

In my Applications Folder I have an alias Applications Folder.When I deleted the alias folder it wiped out all my applications on my hard drive.Does anyone know how I can delete the alias folder without deleting all my Applications?

I am using OSX 10.6.8.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Iphoto Froze After Importing While Deleting Photos From Card?

Apr 16, 2012

iphoto froze after importing while deleting photos from card.  Then when i force quit, the photos were not on iphoto and were also deleted from memory card.  what can i do to get photos back?

iPhoto '08, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Stop Trash Deleting Things Instantly When Moving Them Into It?

Apr 18, 2012

When right-clicking on a file or folder I should get the contextual menu option to 'Move to Trash'. Instead, the item is deleted immediately. Where is the setting that could have changed this?

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X Server V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Deleting RAID Set Failed With The Error: Invalid Request"

Feb 7, 2012

I have 4 Discs.Mirrored raid sets One Raid Slice is 'System Mirror'One Raid Slice is 'Data Mirror' There is a lock symbol on all 4 discs.  Status is online. I can't delete the raid sets.  I can't unmount them.  I am the admin but the Disk Utility says  "Deleting RAID set failed.  Deleting RAID set failed with the error:  Invalid Request"

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6)

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MacBook Pro :: OS Lion Couldn't Access Guest Account And New User Account

May 24, 2012

I bought this new MacBook Pro a month ago.  When I try logging into my guest account, it froze.  I had no other alternative but to get out of it by pressing the power button.  Then I tried open a new user account to see if it also has the same problem.  Unfortunately it did have the same problem - froze after I logged in.  I had done a harddisk check, there seemed to be no problem.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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