7 Replies Latest reply: Jan 12, 2013 6:37 PM by Barney-15E
denise299 Level 1 Level 1

I installed Mountain Lion on my mac and  also installed it on my daughter's Macbook using my Apple ID, not realising we would then be sharing bookmarks, etc. Can I now install Mountain Lion again onto her computer using her own Apple ID so that we are separate again? Thanks.


iMac (24-inch Early 2009), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
Solved by Barney-15E on Jan 12, 2013 6:52 AM Solved

You need to set up iCloud with her own AppleID. If she doesn't have one, sign out of iCloud on her computer.

It doesn't matter what ID is used to purchase things, but that ID will be required to reinstall if needed.

 

Her account will function normally with her own AppleID.

Reply by Radiation Mac on Jan 12, 2013 3:41 AM Helpful

If you turned off the "iCloud" service, found in the Applications folder>System Preferences>iCloud, in one of the two computers then your two computers would not sync such things as bookmarks, etc with each other.

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  • Radiation Mac Level 5 Level 5

    If you turned off the "iCloud" service, found in the Applications folder>System Preferences>iCloud, in one of the two computers then your two computers would not sync such things as bookmarks, etc with each other.

  • denise299 Level 1 Level 1

    Thank you so so much. I unchecked Safari in my icloud and it seems we now have separate bookmarks again. (She deleted dozens of my bookmarks earlier thinking she was only deleting from her own Mac. I've managed to restore many of them but not organised as they were with my own notes on them! It'll take many weeks to sort out.) I also tried unchecking Calendars in icloud as our calendars have merged, but it tells me my calendar will be deleted from my Mac.

     

    Still wondering if I should just install her own Mountain Lion on her Macbook with her own Apple ID (what I should have done in the first place probably) or will this cause issues with installing one mountain lion over another do you think?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    You need to set up iCloud with her own AppleID. If she doesn't have one, sign out of iCloud on her computer.

    It doesn't matter what ID is used to purchase things, but that ID will be required to reinstall if needed.

     

    Her account will function normally with her own AppleID.

  • denise299 Level 1 Level 1

    Thanks Barney-15E. Went to her Macbook to log out of icloud so she can login with her apple ID. The first message that came up was that all calendars would be lost so we backed those up on each Mac. The next message said that all documents will be deleted if we log out of icloud on her Macbook. After losing all my bookmarks we're a bit nervous about losing more stuff. Does this mean material will be deleted from her Mac as well as mine is she logs out of icloud do you think?

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    It should only be hers. I can't guarantee something completely bizarre might happen, but it doesn't remove them from iCloud, just her computer.

  • denise299 Level 1 Level 1

    Problem is we don't want to lose anything. Because we've only just set all this up, icloud storage is showing that 4.99GB of 5GB is available so wouldn't bother me if we lost what was in icloud. Just don't want to lose anything on either Mac.

  • Barney-15E Level 8 Level 8

    As I stated, it should only remove it from her laptop