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    May 11, 2007
    Tranferring Account Settings
    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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    giulio's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2007
    NY USA
    iMac 5.1 | iMac 7.1 | iPod Touch | iPod Nano
    Hm that would be tedious. You'd have to copy over every plist file that is specific to your preferences.
    schweb This has to be one of the best threads ever in MF history...
    Cherokee This gets my vote for most innovative thread on Mac-Forums... ever.

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    Nov 02, 2006
    Bournville, UK
    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.

    2011 21.5-inch i5 iMac
    Mid-2009 13-inch MacBook Pro

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