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How can i delete the root admin?I don't need to rename it, just delete it. Reasons are personal.

Edit – On my other account I can not see my root as on the account list as user
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You need to log out of that admin account, and log into yours to delete it.
Once you are logged into yours, go to system preferences, accounts, click on the account to delete, click the minus, and type in the admin password.
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I have tried that, but it on my other account i cannot see the account on that user list.
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You want to delete root? You can't. You may want to disable it though. For 10.5:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h.../en/11779.html

For 10.6:
http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h.../en/11779.html


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How can i delete the root admin?I don't need to rename it, just delete it. Reasons are personal.

Edit On my other account I can not see my root as on the account list as user
One way to do it is reinstall the OS.

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Re-installing the OS does not delete the root user. It just makes it invisible (and unusable) again till you activate it. But it is almost liek deleting it in most ways.
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