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How Do I Consolidate Users On My iMac?

I have two users on an iMac. I would like them combined so that I don’t have to log out of one to go to the other. There are photo files on the second user I do not want to lose and want them brought into the first user.

Comments: 3 Responses to “How Do I Consolidate Users On My iMac?”

    3 years ago

    If there are just some files you want to transfer, then I would just give the first user permission to access those files (or all files in the user folder) of the second account. Then copy those files from the second account to the first account. Then once they are all there, stop using the second account. It doesn't have to be any more complex than that.

    Don Noordsy
    3 years ago

    Thanks Gary. There is a file of photographs in the Photos App on the second account that is several Gb in size. I am not sure of the best way to get them to the first account.

    3 years ago

    Don: Oh so you mean photos in your Photos library, not "photo files" like you mentioned in your original question. I would just export them (originals) so you have files. Do that inside account 2. So then maybe you have a folder full of files in account 2 in Documents. Then set permission of Documents so that account 1 has read + write access. Make sure you apply it to all files. Then in account 1, go to the computer level, users, then down into account 2, documents, then that folder of photo files. Then drag all of those to your Photos app to import them into your Photos Library for account 1.

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