• Create a new userid under System Preferences/Accounts +
  • change icon picture if users requests
  • Pay very close attention to the users short name as it must correspond with uwdir userid.
  • open terminal window
  • login into the admin account if you are not already there.
  • Enter the su command use if su is not active use sudo
     cp -R /Users/name1/*  /Users/name2/
     cd /Users/name2 
     chown -R name2:name2 .
     ls -ls this directory and make sure the new owner is the owner of all of the files
  • Have the new user name2 log into their new account
  • check the operation of the system
    • it is probably best to delete the keychain, because the passwords will not match
    • one known failure of this method is Dreamweaver - remove ~/Library/Application Support/Macromedia, then do a customized setup for the new person
  • open System Preferences/ Sharing
  • Change the name of the computer to the new person name
  • open System Preferences Account Select the old account - save the archive

-- ArthurHills - 25 Apr 2005

-- Main.iturner - 02 Oct 2009

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