How do I clear user data on Mac?

How do I clear user data on Mac?

How to Erase All Content and Settings on Mac

  1. Click the Apple () symbol in the menu bar and select System Preferences….
  2. When the preferences pane appears, select System Preferences -> Erase All Content and Settings from the menu bar.
  3. Enter your admin password in the Erase Assistant dialog prompt and click OK.

Does deleting admin on Mac delete files?

All replies. If you are using OS X Mavericks, the user files will be deleted. If you are using an older Mac OS X version like OS X Mountain Lion, System Preferences will let you choose if you want to keep the files or to remove them. Thanks.

How do I change owner on MacBook?

Transfer ownership of MacBook

  1. Create new administrator account in System Preferences > Users & Groups. (
  2. Log out of current user and login with new admin account.
  3. Change the name of the original user’s home directory ‘/Users/original’ to the new desired short name ‘/Users/new’

Why can’t I delete admin account on Mac?

Please open system preferences > users and groups > open pad lock ( enter admin name & password ) , select the user that is to be deleted , click on minus sign on bottom side . A window appears select the last option as in screen shot .

Will erasing all content and settings remove Apple ID?

I just erased and reset to factory settings our two iPhones because we got new 5’s. I gave the phones away only to be told by a friend that the erase all content and settings doesn’t remove the apple ID from the device.

How do you reset your MacBook to factory settings?

How to factory reset MacBook and Mac desktops

  1. Make a fresh backup of your Mac.
  2. Open System Preferences.
  3. Click System Preferences in the menu bar > Erase All Contents and Settings.
  4. Follow the prompts to fully erase your Mac.
  5. Like iOS, the new erase process in macOS Monterey handles everything to fully wipe your Mac.

What is the deleted users folder on Mac?

The deleted user’s home folder is in the /Users folder, and its name is the same as the user’s account name, followed by (Deleted). Rename the deleted user’s home folder by removing (Deleted), so that the folder name exactly matches the account name of the deleted user.

Can you delete an administrator account on Mac?

Steps to delete admin account on your Mac Click the padlock icon present in the bottom left corner. Enter login details. Now select admin user from the list on the left. Click – icon to remove the selected admin account.