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    Feb 28, 2012
    Possible to branch off a User Account?
    I'm working on a machine that is all set up and running as admin. What I'm hoping to do is take the machine exactly as it is in it's current state, and create a new User Account that has a separate name and password so that I can install things like Dropbox and Notational Velocity that would contain private information that would only be accessible when I'm logged in under the passworded account.

    The OS is Lion.

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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    You can create as many user accounts that you wish (within practical limits of course) and password protect them. However, FileVault 2 is now built into Lion and may be a better way for you to protect data and certain private information.

    Read up on FileVault 2 in this Apple KB article: LINK

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    MYmacROX's Avatar
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    Mar 17, 2009
    2008 15" MBP Yosemite, 2012 21.5" iMac Yosemite
    Is it your Mac? Can you simply maintain sole control of the admin account and then create a secondary user account with restrictions? That might be simpler (assuming you are the only admin account user).
    64GB iPhone 6, 64GB iPad Air 2.

    Reminder: Please include your Mac's specs. This will make it much easier for the other members to assist you.

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