Duplicating Accounts?

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  1. Benjamindaines macrumors 68030

    Benjamindaines

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    Is there a way to duplicate my account? I want to make a copy of my current account in OS X and then make the copy a non-admin account just incase of virus threats. I would like ALL my settings to be transferred over, including my Dock and keychain. How should I go about doing this?

    --Thanks
     
  2. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    I'm not sure how to do it, but I have experimented with this with no success. I can tell you that creating a new account and copying the entire current user's folder to the new user's folder does not work. :eek:
     
  3. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Yeah I've tired that and I hosed my PowerBook.... twice :(
     
  4. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    Just curious, but why not create a new admin account, make yours non-admin, and be done with it?
     
  5. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I just thought of that 2 seconds ago, did it, and came in here to post that I did and saw this. Kinda funny :D
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    In my case, I was setting up accounts for each of my parents and my sister. While I wanted them to be able to change things to their personal likings, I wanted to start with certain things in the dock and certain preferences and stuff. I had change each account individually.
     
  7. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I know how much of a pain that is, I've had to rebuild this laptop many times (mostly because of stupid things I've done with it and once for a clean install of Tiger).
     
  8. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    You may want to look in to making a complete backup. It may suit your needs much more than just backing up the user folder.
     
  9. Benjamindaines thread starter macrumors 68030

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    I have a back up of every thing important, it's just rebuilding the Dock and ALL the settings that is a pain.
     

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