Do two user accounts double the hard drive space used?

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Crotonmark, Aug 26, 2011.

  1. Crotonmark macrumors regular

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    Sorry for a newbie question. I had to reformat my iMac to do a clean Lion install. In order to get everything right from time machine I used the migration asst and created a new acct. Does this mean my hard drive is using double the old space now that I have two accts? I mean, are there two iPhoto folders? Two iTunes folders?

    TIA

    MARK
     
  2. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    No.
     
  3. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. marc11 macrumors 68000

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    LOL, I started to elaborate, but in the end, NO pretty much summed it up. Multiple accounts WILL use a small amount of HDD space for the user home folder, personal settings, etc, but things like Apps, iTunes library, etc are not duplicated, they are just pointed to.
     
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  6. Crotonmark thread starter macrumors regular

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    Is there a benefit to removing the old account?
    I hate deleting things...

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    Sorry but now I am confused again.
    This is from the apple link on deleting a user account. If there is something to drag to the trash doesn't that mean that there are duplicate files now on my hard drive??? - Mark

    If you saved the user’s files, they are stored in a disk image in the Deleted Users folder, in the Users folder.

    To see the saved files, double-click the disk image in the Deleted Users folder.

    To delete the user’s files, drag the disk image to the Trash.




     
  7. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    No.

    Unless you are using the word "duplicate" for something that does not mean "exactly like something else" of course...

    Just carefully re-read what you quoted from marc11 as well as the Apple link.
     

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