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How to turn off Multiple Users?
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Aug 14, 2000, 05:25 PM
Here's the deal: I have set up Multiple Users on my PowerBook. Two users: "root", only used to install stuff and change system-wide settings, and another, regular user, which is the account I use for day to day work.

Now I want to disable Multiple Users, but I want my secondary account to be the main, single user, not "root". Is this possible? How is it done?
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Aug 15, 2000, 03:00 AM
Can't be done without 3rd party software. If Multiple Users is off, the lone user is root.

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Aug 18, 2000, 09:13 AM
well, i imagine you might know that turning off multiple users means the one user left has all the priviledges, etc. so you're not trying to permantly "block yourself" from anything.

to get stuff merged, login as root and go into the multiple users folder (right on your hard drive or in your system folder, i forgot) and each user (not including "root") will have a folder with their documents and prefs - drag all that out back into "normal space" in your computer. take the prefs and copy them over hte ones in your system folder, take your files and put them wherever.

then turn off multiple users and reboot.

that should work.
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