Archive for March 4th, 2015

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.


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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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