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How to Delete User Accounts From Your Mac

Posted by Lou TarDisk on 2017-06-28

Why would you keep so many different user accounts if you don’t even use them? It’s time to make your lock screen look clean again!

How to delete a user account in Mac OS X

  • First, click on the Apple menu and then click "System Preferences"
  • Click "Users & Groups"
  • Click on the lock and then enter your password to make changes
  • Now select the user account you want to delete and then press the minus button to remove it


  • You’ll get three different options before deleting the user account:
    • Delete user account but save the home folder to a disk image
    • Delete user account but keep the user home folder in /Users directory and Delete user account
    • Delete the home folder (optionally, choose to erase home folder securely) – this completely removes the user account and that users files and apps from the Mac.
  • Choose the appropriate one and click on Delete User to delete the user account from Mac OS X


That’s it, now the unnecessary account is gone.

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