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I've created an administrator-level account called "Administrator" on my iMac (macOS Sierra). I basically did this to ease copying existing user documents, etc. from a backup using the Migration Assistant without any name/user conflicts.

Now I've copied stuff over, I'd like to delete this account named "Administrator". Using another administrator-level account, I login, but when I access the Users & Groups System Preferences, the user "Administrator" doesn't appear in the list of current or other users. Therefore, I can't delete it. Any ideas as to why this user doesn't show up in the list?

  • Is the account you're logged into an account with administrative privileges? Make sure you're an administrator – NoahL Dec 26 '16 at 0:02
  • How and when (in the set up process) did you create the admin account "Administrator"? – klanomath Dec 26 '16 at 0:19
  • @NoahL - yes, I'm logged in as another admin-level user when I try to delete "Administrator. – Ian Sims Dec 26 '16 at 0:33
  • @klanomath I created this account during the initial machine setup phase (macOS Sierra post-install "wizard") – Ian Sims Dec 26 '16 at 0:34
  • Try doing it from terminal: kombitz.com/2013/11/07/… – NoahL Dec 26 '16 at 0:35

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