Need help setting up a user account coming from a admin account.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by gaelan, Jun 26, 2007.

  1. gaelan macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005
    After reading about why you should have an admin account separate from your everyday user account, I think I am going to add a user account for myself to use from now on.

    I've had the mac for the better part of the week. Got everything pretty much like I like it. Installed several apps...some I downloaded, some a buddy gave me.

    What is the best way to bring over all my hard work setup on the admin account to my user account? I'm talking about my documents and folders that I've setup to organize everything in addition to the settings and such. I figure I'll have to refind my iPhoto libraries and such.

    Also, do I need to do anything with the admin account once I stop using it on a daily basis.
  2. jeremy.king macrumors 603


    Jul 23, 2002
    Fuquay Varina, NC
    1. Create a new Admin account
    2. Login using new account and remove admin privileges from your existing account.
    3. Continue using the account you already have worked so hard to setup

    Nothing else will need to change.
  3. gaelan thread starter macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2005

  4. dogbone macrumors 68020


    Sep 16, 2005
    S33.687308617200465 E150.31341791152954
    This is more information than we need.

    Edit: my bad, you obviously meant some freeware programs, in order to save you the trouble of downloading them yourself.

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