How to Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite or El Capitan

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If you want to delete a user account on Mac but don’t know how, read this guide to get the step-by-step instructions.

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Jun. 24, 2016

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Your Macs may have multiple user accounts, and if you're an administrator, you can delete users that you no longer need on your Mac. In this post, we will show you how to remove a user account from Mac Yosemite or El Capitan.

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How to Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Step 1. On your Mac, go to System Preferences" > Select "Users & Groups".

Step 2. Click the Lock icon to make changes.

Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Step 3. Select the user account you want to delete, and click the "-" minus option.

Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Step 4. You will see three options when deleting a user account from the Mac, choose one and click Delete User:

  • Save the home folder to a disk image
  • Don’t change the home folder in /Users directory
  • Delete the home folder (optionally, choose to erase home folder)
Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

Delete a User Account on Mac Yosemite

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