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Hi. I set up my macbook pro a while ago and then realized that I am using an admin account for every day tasks. I think it would be more secure to set up a regular account for most activities, and switch to admin for admin tasks, or temporally grant myself admin privileges. Agreed?

If so, what's the best way to transfer all my account settings from the admin account (I guess that's root, because I can't switch it to a normal account) to a new regular account. I've seen a number of ways to do this from researching online, but am wondering if anyone knows of the easiest way. Thanks for your help in advance!
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Hm that would be tedious. You'd have to copy over every plist file that is specific to your preferences.

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Just go into System Preferences, Accounts, create a new account, then check the "Allow user to administer..." on the new account, but uncheck it in your everyday account, but keep that as the one that is opened at login.

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