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Archive for February 17th, 2016

by Tom Nelson

When you first turned on your Mac, or installed the OS X software, an administrator account was automatically created. If you’re the only one who uses your Mac, then you may not need any of the other user account types. But if you share your Mac with family or friends, you should know how to create additional user accounts, as well as which types of accounts to create.

AdminAccountSetup

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When you first set up your Mac, the setup assistant created an Administrator account automatically. The Administrator account has special privileges that allow it to make changes to the Mac operating system, including adding other account types, installing apps, and accessing some special areas of the system that are protected from other user account types.

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