What's in the deleted users folder?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by rye9, Apr 28, 2015.

  1. rye9 macrumors 65816


    Sep 20, 2005
    New York (not NYC)
    After transferring my data from an old mac to a new one; I've got the deleted users folder, which upon analysis has these inside: What's the containers/caches folder and should it be safe to delete?

    The previous account/user is theoretically the same as the current (both are me)... so I just want to make sure nothing would be in the deleted user folder that should have transferred over or something..

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  2. DennisBlah, May 13, 2015
    Last edited: May 13, 2015

    DennisBlah macrumors 6502


    Dec 5, 2013
    The Netherlands
    The best way to migrate your useraccount
    Is to create your account on the new machine with exact same username.

    Then on the old mac open terminal and write down:
    shopt -s dotglob
    To be able to get all files incl hidden etc.
    Then :

    sudo rsync -ardv /Users/<your userfolder> <path to external drive or something>
    This way you got a full backup of your account including email, application settings etc etc (no applications from /Applications folder tho)

    Now on the new mac, make sure the userfolder is named the same

    Also do the shopt and then rsync from externaldrive/userfolder to /Users

    And you got all your files and settings on the new mac.

    Your deleted users folder contains all data and settings from a useraccount you have deleted in the past where you have choosen to keep an image from. (The same as you make a backup like mentioned above)

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