Duplicate Users in OSX

4 Sep

Mac OS X has a template for users, it’s located in /System/Library/User Template/.lproj (in most cases, will be English.) In that folder, there’s the whole basic structure of a user directory.
These folders only can be read/written by root, so you have to access it in a root shell.

If you want to use the “copy home directory method”, you could do this:
1. Create a new user.
2. Copy the sub-folders you need of your current ~/Library to the new one; especially you’ll probably need to copy the folders Application Support (data from apps) and Preferences (app preference files), and delete unwanted stuff from it afterwards.

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