Can refer to several different things, your iTunes/Apple ID accounts, the accounts preference pane in System Preferences, or the Mail, Contacts, and Calendars preference pane.

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How do I prevent access to a folder on a non-boot drive

My /Users folder is on the boot drive. On another drive, I have a folder (F) that I want to protect by providing no access to other users. How can that be done without encrypting F?
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Is it a bad idea to have a shared Apple ID for purchases that also is used for iCloud?

There is lots of advice that suggests using a shared Apple ID for purchasing things (so that all devices using that Apple ID for purchasing can access those purchases) and to then use a separate Apple ...
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Two iPhones on separate accounts

I got a new iPhone, and I want to give my old one to my son. Naturally, I want to disable my Apple account and iMessage on the old phone. How do I do this without affecting my own account? My son ...
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How do I get a high-quality version of my account / ichat icon?

I'm looking for the file that corresponds to my account photo (this is also my ichat icon) This is what I'm talking about:
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Can apps use different Twitter accounts on iOS?

Now that iOS has Twitter integration, and many apps use these credentials rather than asking you for the Username and Password, I was wondering if there was any way to tell each app which account to ...
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Changing my iTunes account details

I have a UK account but have relocated to Australia. Im trying desperately to change my account details but the system wont let me as I have £10 credit on my UK account. I dont mind losing the £10 I ...
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Securing Lion user account directories from admin access

FileVault allowed me to create encrypted user directories, so that if I handed my computer over to the Apple store for repairs I could give them a clean admin account to do the necessary repairs ...
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iPad app store country limitations

In one iPad, Is it possible to download an app and susbcribe to its content with an apple id linked to one country and then use it while logged with an apple id linked to anohter country?
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When I open Terminal, I get an “I have no name!” prompt

Suddenly, this morning, I open a Terminal window and I get this: I have no name!@macbook:~$ whoami 502 ** I am not a number! I am a human being! ** What gives? Anyone know what I need to do to ...
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Is there a limit for devices where I can download my purchased apps?

I'm thinking about renting an iPad for use. And I would like to know if I can put my password to download my apps every time I rent an iPad, or is there a limit?
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Syncing iTunes between 2 accounts on the same computer

I have 2 accounts (home and work) on my MacBook, and would like have both accounts accessing the same iTunes library. I have some success by putting the iTunes Library in the public folder of my ...
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How to determine where mysterious users on OS X Lion Server are coming from?

A while back I installed OS X Lion Server and migrated some data across from Snow Leopard Server. When I accessed the server using "Server Admin" and to my shock noticed that 5 accounts (displayed in ...
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Best way to switch the signed-in iTunes Store account on an iPhone without affecting apps

I have an iPhone 4S that uses account "B" for iCloud and account "A" for iTunes. I also have an iTunes installation (on a Windows 7 machine) that is authorized for account A. I have many apps ...
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Best practice: Install for all users or only current user?

I only have one account (and will never get more accounts) on my Mac. However you often have to choose between installing stuff in /Library or ~/Library. What's the best practice? Does it make any ...
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Is there software that allows multiple users to simultaneously and independently share a personal computer running Mac Os?

Like BeTwin. For example, I have Macbook Pro with one Mini DisplayPort (for additional monitor) and two USB port (for additional mouse and keyboard). How can i implement it on Mac OS Snow Leopard?
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How do I copy (or clone or duplicate or make a template) user account?

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 ...
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loginwindow process out of control

I have an early 2010 27" iMac that is the family computer. It has 5 user accounts on it. (Not sure if this is relevant or not). Often times I'll come home and the login screen won't appear. Usually ...
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Can I share a .ipa file (iOS app) among multiple users?

Is it possible to share a .ipa file between iOS device users who have purchased the app? The reason is we do not want to download the app (especially if it has a large file size, like 1GB). For ...
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Can I use the same iTunes account on all my devices?

I've heard a lot of conflicting information about how many devices/computers can share an iTunes account. What are the actual limits, and are devices distinguished from computers? My current ...
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Duplicated mail settings caused email loss in Mail on Lion

Oh dear, not having much luck at the moment. Having recently wasted hours on a simple problem, I've transferred my anti-Midas magic to a friend, and lost some email data. Could someone advice (a) ...
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Mail, Contacts & Calendars crashes System Preferences; iCal and Mail also affected

When I open System Preferences and click the Mail, Contacts and Calendars icon, System Preferences crashes. In addition, iCal crashes on launch and Mail crashes when I try to open its preferences. ...
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What's a recommended setup of accounts on Mac OS X?

In Lion - on a one person per install setup - the user is admin by default. Would you recommended this setup? I thought that the default user should never be admin but have a restricted ...
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Can someone else sign into my iTunes account to download my purchased apps?

I buy many apps and I'd like to let my little cousin use my account to download games I've purchased. Obviously Apple won't encourage accounts holders to share their accounts with relatives but ...
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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How can I get a list of programs installed on an iPad?

I'm using a rental iPad2 this week and it came with a lot of cool pre-installed programs. When I get my iPad2 back next week I'm thinking of installing some of these programs. Is there an app or tool ...
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Issue with deleting user account

I want to delete a user account before selling my machine, so I chose the secure delete account option in System Preferences > Users & Groups. I think I saw a progress bar at first as it was ...
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Mail can't delete old email address

I recently picked up a used Macbook Pro with Lion installed. There are no other accounts in the native Mail app except my new Gmail one. However, when I send an email, the "Reply-to" address that ...
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Can I purchase from other sites using my Apple ID?

Is it possible to purchase from other sites using my Apple ID account like paypal; to pay for items on sites other than the iTunes store? How would this be done technically? I have came up with a few ...
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How do I set up iCloud for a family?

What is the right way to set up iCloud for a family? Assume that I want to share iTunes store account, have separate mail, contacts, bookmarks and notes, but have the possibility of sharing calendars ...
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Changed home directory of OSX Server user account, user disappeared, access remains

I'm dealing with my company's Mac Mini (with loads of data I cannot risk on an external drive, but cannot plug out because of below) running Mac OS X Server 10.6.4. My problem was that I needed to ...
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Mail.app extension to avoid sending email from the wrong account?

I have recently starting using Mail.app with two email accounts (work and home). Every now and then I send email while having the wrong folder selected, and the default "from" account will be not ...
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Is there a legal way to get a US App Store account from outside the US?

I noticed that many useful applications are unavailable in Russian App Store, as US Store seems to be the primary target for developers. I wonder if there is any legal way to obtain a US Store account ...
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De-Authorise iTunes account on my 3 stolen PC's

I have had 3 PC's stolen during a break in. How can I de-authorise my account on these without access to them ?
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Is there a default SSH password on Mac OS X?

If I create an account, and don't give it a password, what's the password to SSH it?
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How do I move application data from one Mac account to another?

I'd like to move my kids applications to a separate account but am trying to figure out the best way to move the application data. For example, are documents and settings stored somewhere ...
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Ordering prints from iPhoto and having them shipped to a different country?

As far as I can tell, it's not possible to order prints through iPhoto, and have the prints shipped to a different country than the one you chose when you setup your print account. In the account ...
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I keep being asked by iTunes for password and credit card verification, and getting warning emails

I use iTunes (latest available build) on Windows 7 x64. Whenever I buy apps for my iPhone, or download free updates to apps I already purchased, iTunes asks me to enter my Apple ID password, and my ...
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My friend tried to gift me a video on iTunes but purchased by mistake: can he regift to me?

my friend tried to gift me a film in the iTunes store but he says that somehow he "received" it by mistake (his mistake, most likely). What are his options now. Can he :- a) Return the purchase b) ...
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How long are Windows Server 2003 Active Directory credentials cached on Snow Leopard?

I have a few Macbooks that will be added to our Windows 2003 domain controller. Since these are mobile units, concerns arose of how long they (the machines) will maintain login rights after their last ...
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Active Directory account locks for no apparent reason

I've been troubleshooting this problem for two years and it keeps coming back. Our Mac users authenticate to our Active Directory server which is running Windows Server 2008 Standard. One of the Mac ...
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Is it possible to add funds to a US iTunes store account with Paypal?

I'm Korean and don't have a US address or credit card, but I want to buy content from the US iTunes store. I have a PayPal account connected to a Korean bank. Is it possible to add funds to a US ...
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Can iTunes ignore store credit and use a credit card instead?

There are times when I've got some store credit from a gift card/certificate on iTunes, but I want to buy something without that. I want to buy something with the credit card, regardless of what's ...
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How can I find which account I used for downloading my iOS apps?

I use three different accounts for downloading from the App Store, each in a different country. When there is an update, I have to connect to the correct App Store to download the update, but ...
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Can I create an iTunes account without a credit card?

I am trying to create a iTunes account for my younger cousin, but he does not have a credit card (he's too young). Tried Google, seems outdated on this issue.
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How can I know exactly which songs I have purchased from iTunes?

The purchase history of iTunes and the email receipts don't show me exactly which version (i.e. album and song number) of a song I have previously purchased. How can I view this information?
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Merge two accounts on iTunes?

I just noticed that I have 2 different accounts on my computers. Is it possible to ask Apple to merge them and been able to share the music I bought on each account ?
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Is it possible to merge two iTunes Store accounts so we can share apps and other purchases?

My wife and I each have iTunes on our PCs. Originally, I set these up with separate iTunes Store accounts. I was led to believe that we ought to do this because an email address is used for the ...
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iPhone says “The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again.”

All of a sudden my iPhone 4 (iOS4.0.2) can no longer download apps. It says: The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again. I know for certain that the password ...