If I delete a new user login, will it delete data on admin?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by mileslong, Jun 26, 2009.

  1. mileslong macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    #1
    I was running my iMac just in admin, which I know is frowned upon but that's the way I had it. I had a corrupt preferences file and I couldn't save any of my passwords etc Finally created a new user and reinstalled everything and it works fine. Had to replace all my passwords for my apps etc but other than that not that big a deal.

    Question is can I now delete the other user now that I have a new admin login?:

    It is just taking up storage space with a user which is corrupted but I don't want to erase the data in that user and also delete all my data in the new user as well.
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

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    Deleting a user will delete everything in that user's folder (home directory) e.g., /Users/oldAdmin/ will go poof. Everything else should fine as long as you don't need anything from the user's home directory.
     
  3. mileslong thread starter macrumors 6502

    mileslong

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    thanks angel, i will cautiously get rid of that user. now i have to do something with time machine as everything is saved under the other user and i can't backup my new user because it would take up too much space...:confused:
     

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