Having trouble completely deleting a user account

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Mitchoveli, May 9, 2010.

  1. Mitchoveli macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    I deleted a user account off of my mac book pro but a folder keeps popping up on my desktop with the name of the account. I delete it and it comes back. How can I totally delete this account?
  2. OldSchoolMacGuy macrumors 601


    Jul 10, 2008
    Is the user account still listed within the Accounts system preference?
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Mac Help has some good info on Accounts. (from the Help Menu)
  4. Mitchoveli thread starter macrumors newbie

    Apr 4, 2010
    no I deleted the account from the list but the folder keeps coming back on my desktop
  5. msevild macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2007
    If you have the console application open and showing all messages(first option in sidebar once the application is open), does it display anything after deleting the folder up to the point where it recreates itself? If it does feel free to screenshot it and post it up. Might be useful to some people on the forum and could potentially help with troubleshooting the issue if the google gods don't have an answer.

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