Transfer all user data from one user to a new user on the same Mac under OS X 10.6

in macOS edited January 2014
+can you guys pls explain me... How can i transfer eveyhing exactly as is it from main admin user to another admin user and then delete the main admin user...???


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    MarvinMarvin Posts: 14,549moderator
    You can just copy over all the files/folders using drag/drop and replacing and then just change the owner of all those files. You can use the Finder to change owner but it's more reliable with the terminal using:

    sudo chown -R newuser ~/new_home

    so if your new shortname is jim, the command would be:

    sudo chown -R jim ~/jim
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