: 2 User Accts on iMac to Merge


redhalton
Nov 8th, 2017, 12:04 PM
Hi

I have 2 user accts on my iMac - how do I merge these user accts into 1 new user acct bringing over all the files ect?

Thanks..

redhalton
Nov 10th, 2017, 10:39 AM
Maybe I should explain further.

Both user accts belong to me. The only reason I created user acct #2 is because user acct #1 had issues with a 3rd party app connecting to private business cloud service.

Now this was over a year ago and I no longer need user acct #2 because I've moved on from this business venture - but I have a ton of files in user acct #2 I still need.

I guess what I'm asking is how do I move all the files in user acct#2 back to user acct #1 and delete user acct #2.

Switching back and forth is a PITA.

Thanks..

CubaMark
Nov 10th, 2017, 10:46 AM
Log-in to the acct you want to keep.

Open System Preferences -- Users & Groups

In the left window, select the acct you want to delete

At the bottom of that window, click the minus sign (-)

You will be prompted as to what you want to do with the files from the other acct; one of the options is to save them into a folder under your User account, from where you can then deal with them as you like.

REMEMBER: before doing anything major like this, have a full backup!

:)

eMacMan
Nov 10th, 2017, 11:24 AM
"REMEMBER: before doing anything major like this, have a full backup!"

CubaMark
Nov 10th, 2017, 12:46 PM
"REMEMBER: before doing anything major like this, have a full backup!"

:D :lmao: :D :lmao: :D

robert
Nov 10th, 2017, 02:29 PM
truer words were never spoken. :-)