If I remove a account from my computer will it remove every file compleatly?

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  1. natatos macrumors regular

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    Ok so I realized that I only have 15 GB left so I went through and moved all the files I want to keep onto a external hard drive then was going to format my HDD, reinstall snow leopard then put the files back, 'cause I thought that formatting it would befaster than deleting over 120GB of stuff in the trash. But I can't find my snow leopard disk so I was thinking of creating a new account then deleting the one I use now. So I guess my question is would this work and will I gain back all of the space on my hard drive.
     
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  3. natatos thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it will keep the library and application folder and the developer tools?
     
  4. -aggie- macrumors P6

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    From the root, yes.
     
  5. spinnerlys Guest

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    User accounts are stored in Macintosh HD / Users /. The system-wide Library, Applications and Developer folders are located at Macintosh HD / :

    Macintosh HD / Library
    Macintosh HD / Applications
    Macintosh HD / Developer

    So if you delete a folder insider Macintosh HD / Users / you won't delete a folder outside the Macintosh HD / Users / folder.

    Mac OS X Directory Structure explained
     

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