7 Replies Latest reply: Mar 23, 2013 10:10 PM by Tommycat1
andrewfromcannock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have just carried out a migration of all my files from MBP to my new iMac. Because I set up my new iMac with a user and then did the migration it has created two users and I only want one??!!!? I'm selling my MBP so will clear that down. Any ideas?


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)
  • 1. Re: Migration and 2 users
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    Greetings,

     

    If the information you want (Pictures, Movies, Music, Calendars, etc.) is only in 1 account, simply delete the other account.

     

    Example:

     

    All the data I want is in user account "Bob".

    I also have user account "Bob old"

     

    Steps:

    1. Go to Apple > Log out.
    2. Login to "Bob"
    3. Go to Apple > System Preferences > Users and Groups
    4. Unlock padlock at the bottom
    5. Click on "Bob old" on the left hand side.
    6. Click on "-" sign at the bottom and choose the last option "Delete"

     

    Now the 2nd account is deleted.

     

    If you have information in both accounts you will have to manually move that information from the account you are you going to delete to the account you are going to keep.  This can be done by dragging desired files (Like the iPhoto Library and iTunes folders) into Macintosh HD > Users > Shared.  Once in the shared folder you can move the files to the account you are going to keep.

     

    Hope that helps.

  • 2. Re: Migration and 2 users
    andrewfromcannock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your help. If I delete the one I originally set my iMac up with, will I still have administrator rights with one I migrated across?

  • 3. Re: Migration and 2 users
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    Make sure the new account has Admin rights before you delete the old one.

  • 4. Re: Migration and 2 users
    MadisonP Level 5 Level 5 (4,485 points)

    OS X will not allow you to delete your admin account if another account is not also an Admin account.  As Pondini suggests, make the account you are going to keep an admin before you delete the extra account.  If the account was an admin account on the prior system it should already be an admin account on this system after migration.

  • 5. Re: Migration and 2 users
    Pondini Level 8 Level 8 (38,720 points)

    MadisonP wrote:

     

    OS X will not allow you to delete your admin account if another account is not also an Admin account. 

    Ah, cool, I didn't know that.  Never tried it (obviously)  Thanks.

  • 6. Re: Migration and 2 users
    andrewfromcannock Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks, all worked.

  • 7. Re: Migration and 2 users
    Tommycat1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    I would like to say thanks to all too!!!!   After migration I ended up with 4 accounts  with all my files spread between them and nothing in my admin account. Thank you!