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philly gal Level 1 (0 points)

I had trouble with MS Office for Mac 2007 - specifically could no longer create or edit Word docs.  A solution I found on the boards (when uninstall/re-install didn't work) was to create a new user account.  I did this and MS Word works fine.  So if I copy files from my old user account to my new user account - am i creating duplicate files taking up double the space?  The solution made it clear to Copy not Move - but no explanation as to why.  Can you advise? Thx.


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,202 points)

    Hi, yes it will double them, but the reason to copy rather than move is safety, if everything works fine in the new caccount you can trash the ones in the other account & empty the trash to reclaim the space. )