The destructive potential of the rm command is probably one of the main reasons the root account is somewhat hidden just my opinion. But please, use caution anytime you have to use root privilages to rm a file or do anything else. Other than that, learn vi! Enjoy the Unix that your Macintosh is running. Permanently deleting a user's home folder 1 comments Create New Account. The following comments are owned by whoever posted them. This site is not responsible for what they say.
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User Functions Username: Password:. What's New in the Forums? Her writing has appeared in Newsweek, International Business Times, and others. Updated December 04, Go to System Preferences. Click the padlock in the bottom left corner, then input your password.
How to Remove a Guest User From a Mac
Select the user account you wish to delete. Click the minus in the bottom left corner. Select your preferred action for the account's Home folder. These include:.
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This will save the information in this folder in a Deleted Users folder. Make no changes to the home folder. Delete the home folder.