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by Tom Nelson

One of my standard practices when setting up a new Mac or installing a new version of OS X is to create a spare user account. A spare user account is just an administrator account that you set up but never use except when you need to troubleshoot problems with the Mac OS or applications.

SpareUserAccount

Screen shot © Coyote Moon, Inc.

The idea is to have a pristine user account with a set of untouched preference files. With such an account available, you can more easily diagnose problems with applications or OS X.

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