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moving "profile"/content from admin to user account


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Hi everyone,

I've got a question to which I couldn't find an answer. Since I got my MacBook, I log only into my admin account to use it. Basically I've created a normal user account but I've never used it.
Now I've been told it is a bad idea from a security point of view and I would like to start using my user account instead of the admin account. BUT: all my files/settings belong to the admin account of course and I am not keen on starting from scratch with the user account.
Is there a way to move settings/content to the user account? Or a way to give the admin status to my current user account so that the admin account becomes a user account and the user account the admin account?

Thanks in advance for your answer.
Yours,
marttram
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It can be handy to have a second pristine Admin account available for testing/troubleshooting.
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Even while in your admin account, you will be required to input your password with any software you install that makes modifications to system files.

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