Does deleting an admin account delete files?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Alienworkshoper, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Alienworkshoper macrumors member

    Jan 2, 2011
    If I create a new Admin account, log in the new one and delete the old one does it delete the files too?

    How about firefox passwords?
  2. Knoodles macrumors 6502


    Feb 2, 2003
    Gone to the Beach
    Account files and passwords, cookies etc - Yes
    System files and applications - No
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    The Documents Folder in the Account Being Deleted, gone.

    Read Mac Help about Accounts. It will help you save what needs to be saved before you Trash it.
  4. Dalton63841 macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
    If you go into Accounts prefpane in the System Preferences and delete an account from there, it will give you three options.

    1. Save the home folder in a disk image. (Self explanatory)

    2. Don't change the home folder. (The account is deleted, but the Home folder stays untouched for you to delete at a later time if you want)

    3. Delete the Home folder. (Deletes the account and the Home folder)

    In order to save your bookmarks/topsites/saved passwords in Safari, just backup the ~/Library/Safari folder from the old account, and restore the items in that folder to your new account.

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