In Mac OS X Lion (10.7.3), is it possible to create a new user account with settings identical to an existing user account? Or put another way, is it possible to set-up a user account template? I do not want to duplicate all of my documents, music, and photos. Rather I would just like to create a new user account that has all / most of the settings and preferences that I have customized and tweaked over many months in my existing account.
My goal is to maintain two separate accounts: one for personal use and one for work use. My office shares files over Dropbox, and I'd like to sync all those on my Mac, but I'd rather not intermingle them with my personal documents.
I've seen a few suggestions online that use Terminal to copy my existing account's home folder to a new directory with a different shortname. But (1) that solution might be outdated, and (2) it seems like it might duplicate documents, music, and photos.