How Transfer Data & Settings from One User Account to Another

  • Posted: 24 February 2011 01:13 PM

    Apparently one of my user standard accounts has become corrupted. I have been advised to create a new user account which I have done.

    How do I transfer all my data and settings etc from the old user account to the new one?

    Thanks in advance.
    John

         
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    Posted: 24 February 2011 05:00 PM #1

    First question is, do you want to? I mean, if the settings are corrupted, then creating a new account with the same settings won’t solve anything.

    As for the data, if you copy everything but /Users/olduser/Library to /Users/newuser you should be okay. You’ll need to fix the ownership. I don’t know how to do that in the Finder, but in the Terminal, you would do it via:

    sudo chown -R newuser /Users/newuser/