How long does it take to delete a user account on MBPr?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by Hieveryone, Jan 13, 2016.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    its been almost 24 hours and it's still deleting one of the user accounts I'm trying to delete

    I did secure delete which means it will take longer but still.

    Is it stuck? What should I do?
  2. David58117 macrumors 65816

    Jan 24, 2013
    Definitely not that long.

    Even the rMB deleted an account securely within a few minutes..
  3. Hieveryone thread starter macrumors 68040

    Apr 11, 2014
    What do I do?
  4. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    Are you using Filevault?
    Try turning filevault off.

    Restart your Mac. If the delete prevents that, you could try a force-quit of the finder.
    Then, restart your Mac.
    You may need to start up to to your recovery partition, run Disk Utility/First Aid to repair your hard drive.
    Reboot to your normal system. Check to see if the deleted user is gone. Delete again if not.
    That should do it.
    (If you use Filevault - turn that back on when you are done with that user account delete.)

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