Deleting Admin Account. How? Mac OSX 10.5.6.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by kenn, Feb 14, 2009.

  1. kenn macrumors member

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    Is there an easy and safe way to remove/delete completely an Admin Account in Mac OSX 10.5.6.?

    (I tried as root to remove the home directory of the admin I wanted off the computer but at log in his name is still there??)
     
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Make another admin account and delete it from within that one.
     
  3. kenn thread starter macrumors member

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    Won't work as just another admin? I have to be root right?
     
  4. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

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    Nope. I just tried it. It works.
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Right, any admin should be able to delete any other admin -- you may have to erase empty space on the hard drive after you empty trash, though, just to be on the safe side....
     
  6. kenn thread starter macrumors member

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    Are you on 10.5.6? My problem is that I can easily delete the file contents of the unwanted admin account but the login possibility reappears at start up.
     
  7. J the Ninja macrumors 68000

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    Just because you took away their home folder doesn't mean you nuked the account. Use either the root account or another admin account and delete from System Preferences.
     

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