Changing User accounts for Admin

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by oldpos, Dec 20, 2014.

  1. oldpos macrumors newbie

    Mar 22, 2014
    Devonport, Tasmania
    mid 2011 iMac
    OS X Yosemite
    Office for Mac 2011

    I am rather new to this Apple system but I am having trouble with an Excel file almost doubling in size after minimal entries (no graphics), now up to 3 MB!

    I acted on advice and created a 2nd user account to check out the problem. That now seems to have solved the issue, at least I'm convinced that I should replace my initial admin user account.

    The replacement (UC2) with admin access doesn't give access to the files of UC1 admin account. That to me is understandable but can anyone tell me if I delete UC1 , its files will then automatically show up in UC2 or do I need to approach it differently.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    No, if you delete the account there is an option to save the deleted account data or delete it. But is dos not get moved into the other, new account.

    Assuming you just have some documents to move over, just put them in the /Users/Shared folder then you can access that folder from the other account and copy them in before you delete the old account.

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