Creating accounts in OS X // which to use?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by phonewentwest, Apr 16, 2010.

  1. phonewentwest macrumors regular

    Jul 11, 2008
    I've heard that its a good idea to create a standard user account to be used as the primary everyday use account rather than use the admin account as a your sole accout. Are there advantages to doing this. Is is wise/necessary?

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Using a standard account vs admin gives you an extra level of security because a standard account has less privileges and any malicious item on your machine while you're using your standard account would only be able to compromise what you can.

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