2 Replies Latest reply: Feb 1, 2013 3:14 PM by macjack
Kim31500 Level 1 (0 points)

Brand new to iMac!  My husband migrated files from PC, couldn't find any files so I did it again.  Rebooted iMac and now I have 2 additional users on my iMac.  Can I delete one of these users?  I cannot seem to figure out how to delete a user, only add a new one.  Any ideas, suggestions would be appreciated.  Thank you.

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • William Lloyd Level 7 (21,040 points)

    System Preferences->Users & Groups->Select the user, and click the minus at the bottom of the window.


    You'll need to click the lock to make changes.


    Note, you should back up this data.  There are scads of people here asking for how to restore files down the road and it's not always easy if enough time passes.

  • macjack Level 9 (51,622 points)

    Just go to System Preferences > Users & Groups and choose the account you want to delete. Click the lock to open and then authenticate, then use the minus to delete.


    But you can't delete the original user account you set up when you first booted in Setup Assistant. Sometimes it's easier to start over and do everything right in Setup Assistant.