How do I Delete main admin and replace with 2nd admin?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by paulhannon, Dec 15, 2009.

  1. paulhannon macrumors member

    Jul 9, 2008

    Im running 10.6.2

    I just used migration assistant to transfer to my new macbook pro. When i was doing this i needed to set up a new account/user as the one already on my new macbook pro is named the same as the one i was migrating from. With me?

    What i want to do is delete the ORIGINAL account and be left with the new one, i migrated over, as the sole account (bar guest account and whatever else is usually there).

    I can't seem to see any option for deleting the original account, the minus option is faded out when i highlight the Original account in "Accounts" in the System Pref. window.

    I did a search for similar probs, found none. Please help and thanks.

  2. iVoid macrumors 65816

    Jan 9, 2007
    I assume you're not logged in as the user you're trying to delete?

    Did you click the padlock to unlock the admin settings?
  3. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    Silly question, but which account are you logged on with?
  4. DoFoT9 macrumors P6


    Jun 11, 2007
    i dont think doing that is the solution, but you go into
    1. system prefs->accounts
    2. unlock if need be, hit the "plus" button.
    3. a window will pop-up, hit the pull down and your all sweet!

    this is for Snow Leopard btw :D

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  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Get into Mac Help. Select the Accounts topic from the index. There's lots of information there for you.

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