Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 7:21 PM (in response to toshihiroaya)MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.4GHz IntelCore i5 320 HD 8GB RAM
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 7:26 PM (in response to toshihiroaya)
You may also want to take a look here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/7326637#7326637
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 7:42 PM (in response to leroydouglas)
Thanks for your quick reply!
It seems like 1. Creating new account and 2. Copying old contents to new folders would be the easiest way for me.
I jsut tried to do so (created a new account), but the proble I have now is that I can't open/see the contents of the folders in the non-active accounts. (The folders have red "stop" icons).
How can I copy-paste between current and new account home folders?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 29, 2011 7:51 PM (in response to toshihiroaya)
Without root access I don't know how to access the home folder of another user, sorry.
But the thread I mention to you shows a much easier way to accomplish the task, have you looked there?
Good luck!MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7)
Currently Being ModeratedOct 21, 2011 6:10 AM (in response to toshihiroaya)
There are a few ways of doing this. The easiest method is logging into the first account and copying everything to an external drive (or flash drive or whatever), which changes the permissions so that others can see the files.
Then, login with the new account and copy the files over. Once they are copied, the correct permissions will be applied again (so other people on your computer can't access them).
If you can't do this method for one reason or other, you can do some terminal commands to change the ownership of the files. Login to the new account. If it is an admin account, open terminal and type the following command:
sudo chown -R -v yourusername:admin /Users/originalaccountnamehere
That should change the ownership of the files from your old account to the new one. At that point, you can simply drag the files into place.