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    How to add a user
    A guy is splitting my computer with me at work (he comes in at night and does some design work). I want to use two separate log in/users so his icons will stop take over my desktop... can someone walk me through how to set up a new user on an existing computer.
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    jared

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    System Pref>Accounts then you should see your login name. Hit "+" and input your admin password (you are the admin aren't you) and add them, give them rights and maybe a password then you are done.

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    so sorry, i did that... i meant how do i get all his existing icons from my user desktop to his newly created desktop??? sorry to not be more clear and thanks so much for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jrod81 View Post
    so sorry, i did that... i meant how do i get all his existing icons from my user desktop to his newly created desktop??? sorry to not be more clear and thanks so much for the help.
    Your desktop icons are contained in /Users/<username>/Desktop. Or through the Finder, browse to 'Macintosh HD' => Users => <your friend's username> => Desktop. Then, just highlight the desktop icons you want to show up on his desktop, click Edit => Copy, then in the Finder window you just opened, click Edit => Paste. When your friend logs in, they should be there.
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