Add or Remove User Account on Mac

If  you want to allow others to use your Mac system then this will be a nice approach to create separate accounts for them. By doing this you secure your computer because other accounts could be created with limited authorities and rights, so in that way users of those accounts may be restricted to uninstall applications, to create new accounts, etc……

So, here is the method available to create or delete a user account from Mac.


Create a New Account

Step 1

Click Apple logo and System Preferences


Step 2

In System section, click Accounts


Step 3

This is administrator account, click on “Click the lock to make changes” lock option


Enter the administrator Password for authentication


Now, it opens the lock. Click “+” sign, it opens a window


Step 4

Select the type of account from New Account as administrator, standard etc…..and fill out the other information and click Create Account


Step 5

Now under Other Account you can see newly created account


Delete An Account in Mac

To delete an account in Mac, just simply go in Accounts as you follow the steps to go in there to create an account. Click on user name to which you want to delete and click “-“ sign, it opens a window like following, where you’ve to select an option according to your choice then click OK and that’s all.

8 comments… add one
henrik September 18, 2009, 7:39 am

thanks for sharing the process to add or delete a user account on mac

Axe eion September 18, 2009, 10:11 am

How many account i can create in mac, any limit?

Kamran September 19, 2009, 2:39 pm

Thanks for this guide to add or remove user account on mac

Niya October 20, 2009, 4:16 pm

Nice work keep it up

Meira July 15, 2010, 1:01 am

Hi, I have a little question. How can you stop sharing the files from the Admin to the other users. Technically, I would like to block them from seeing any of my files…

I can’t seem to figure out how to do that.

trickYguY July 15, 2010, 2:27 am

Right click on the Folder that you don’t want to share and select “Get Info”
This will open the Info window
Expand “Sharing & Permission” option at the bottom and assign permission to user as you want.

Feel free to reply.

Meira August 19, 2010, 12:05 am

Yeah, it works, but it is laborious if you have too many (like me).

Emileo August 4, 2010, 11:53 pm

Yes, right click an d get info for folder sharing option or click apple logo > system preferences > sharing

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