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How do I clean my MacBook Pro?

I mean to give my MacBook Pro to a friend, but I need to clean my stuff off of it and make her the administrator. This is probably simple, but I don't know how to do it.

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Best way is to format the drive and reinstall OS X on it

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This gets rid of everything and, when she starts it up, it will prompt her as if it were a new machine that has not had a previous owner.

Another way is via System Preferences, Users and Groups.
Create a new User and check the "All user to administer this computer"
Create a password for that account and don't forget to tell the new user what it is.

Now, still in System Preferences, select your account and hit the - button. Follow the instructions there and decide what method you want to use. Either way, your Home folder is deleted.

Hope that helps


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Clean Junk Files to Further Clean MacBook Pro

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One way to clean MacBook Pro or free up storage space in Mac is to delete junk files in a hard drive. These junk files include files in Trash, system files such as caches, temporary files. It is a piece of cake to empty trash can in the Mac.

However, when it comes to system files, regular users have absolutely no clue about where to find the files and what these files do in their Mac computers. These system junk or app caches will take up space and slow down your Mac. But as the temp files, and installation support files, and caches from different apps are stored in the way they want, it's not an easy job for a user to clean Mac unnecessary files. And that is also the reason why it's not advisable to find and remove junk files on Mac manually.

Therefore, in such a situation, you can clean your MacBook Pro with the help of reliable third-party software. For instance, FoneDog PowerMyMac.

Post was last edited on January 18, 2019 11:11 PM PST

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Not needed.

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I do wish that folks would read the original question

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before rushing off to answer it


Post was last edited on January 19, 2019 8:41 AM PST

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Plus one.

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"Great shot"
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Some friendly tips

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Before you sell, give away, or trade in your Mac, you should back up your computer, disable some features and services, and restore to factory settings by erasing the hard drive. And I guess this is a more proper way than just set your friend as Admin. Here are some tips recommended by Apple:

1. Sign out of iTunes
2. Sign out of iCloud
3. Sign out of iMessage
4. If you're keeping paired Bluetooth devices, unpair them (optional)
5. Erase your hard drive and reinstall macOS

And I personally suggest you do a thorough clean up on your Mac.

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Post was last edited on February 27, 2019 5:14 PM PST

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