I have an administrator account on my mac I don't need, and know the password but cannot delete it.

  • 3
    Are you asking how to make a second admin or just if you can remove the last remaining admin account?
    – bmike
    Mar 25, 2019 at 23:11
  • There are certain circumstances which can have no admin account at all such as a question I tried answering here apple.stackexchange.com/questions/354646/…. @bmike
    – anki
    Mar 26, 2019 at 15:17

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Go to System Preferences > Users & Grops > unlock padlock > click in + > Create a new Administrator Account.

Now, you can delete the other Administrator account.

Close actual Session > Open session with the new Admin account > Go to System Preferences > Users & Groups > unlock padlock >select old Admin Account > click in -


You need to create a new admin account to be able to delete another one.


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