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Select System Preferences from the Apple menu, click the Accounts icon, click the Lock icon, and enter your password. Create a new account. You may also want to create a new account using the name of the person who is going to get the machine, if you know it. Select Logout from the Apple menu. After you see the logon screen, click the new account name and enter the password you just created.

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Again, select System Preferences from the Apple menu and click the Accounts icon. Click the Lock icon.

On your new computer, triple-check that all the files for all accounts on the old machine have been transferred. Confirm that you really want to erase everything, with no extra copy.

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Click the minus in the bottom left corner. Select your preferred action for the account's Home folder. These include:.

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This will save the information in this folder in a Deleted Users folder. Make no changes to the home folder. Delete the home folder. This will wipe all information on this account from the computer.

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Click Delete User. The lock function should always be on if you're not making changes to your computer. Continue Reading.

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