Transferring from route user.

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by LastLine, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. LastLine macrumors 65816

    Aug 24, 2005
    So after the recent scare I've decided that I'm going to transfer myself from the main Admin account to a secondary account. Now setting a second account up is easy obviously, but am I going to have to reinstall all my software? And how easy is it to transfer the contents of my movies, documents, and music folders over?
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816


    Sep 19, 2005
    South of the border
    This thread (and many others.. do a search) should cover most of what you need to know.
  3. ChrisA macrumors G4

    Jan 5, 2006
    Redondo Beach, California
    If the software is installed in the Applications folder it will not need to be re-installed.
    If it is not in the app. folder put it there

    SImplest way to move files is via a "shared" folder. put it all in there then log in to the new account and drag it out.
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603


    Jul 26, 2004
    Montreal, QC
    why not just make a new admin account and demote your current one?

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