Thanks for all of the suggestions. I had a similar issue. Anyway, I created a new admin account signed into the new one and ensuring the other admin account was logged out I renamed the original admin account.
I may have rebooted after this. Possibly after another reboot?! I too hit this issue.
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Comments are not for extended discussion; this conversation has been moved to chat. I've tried everything. Contact us. This lead me to also try enabling FileVault I did not have it enabled previously which fails with the following message:. However in the system log the directory utility leaves the following message: Fixed it for me.
It worked for me. Nov 6, 1: Can't install programs and unlock settings. Nov 6, Can't delete admin user in High Sierra More Less. Communities Contact Support.
Sign in. Browse Search. Ask a question. User profile for user: Mac OS X Speciality level out of ten: Can't delete admin user in High Sierra Hello, I created admin account called "admin" on my new MacBook Pro to use Migration Assistant to transfer my user account from my old computer's time machine backup.
When trying to delete it from Terminal with "sudo dscl. More Less. Question marked as Solved User profile for user: PepeMac PepeMac. View answer in context. Helpful answers Drop Down menu. Stefan Stefan LOG IN to the account you wish to delete. Click the Padlock and Authenticate.
Change your password back to your usual password if thats what you want to do. All the best. Loading page content. However in the system log the directory utility leaves the following message: This lead me to also try enabling FileVault I did not have it enabled previously which fails with the following message: Reply Helpful Thread reply - more options Link to this Post. Getting the same FileVault related error message in the log.
But I did not migrate any user via TimeMachine or the assistant. This is truly annoying.
Mac OS X requires an administrator account to install programs, make system changes and edit users, and the operating system supports. To allow users to log into your macOS computer, create an account for each of them. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences. in the bottom left corner of the window, and then authenticate as an administrator.
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If my english it's not to good, here it's the link and paragraph where I find this solution http: I typed the detail instructions but accidentally close Safari, so I put my idea in short, the idea is change the affected username which you want to remove to look like a guest user as much as possible: Skip to: Knowledge Base Search.
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Create and delete users in macOS Create a new user To allow users to log into your macOS computer, create an account for each of them. From the Apple menu, select System Preferences