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In Snow Leopard, how to prevent other users of my machine from seeing my files?

How do I setup users on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) such that the along with having different work spaces, each user has secured folders and files from other users?
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Mac OSX repair “staff” group

I accidentally removed the "staff" group from my Mac OS X 10.6.8 while trying to remove jenkins from it: $ sudo dseditgroup -o delete -a jenkins -t user staff I tried to repair this with $ sudo ...
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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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Create a New FTP User in Snow Leopard Without Creating a New Account?

I want to create a new user for my Snow Leopard's built in FTP but I don't want to have to create a new account on OS X itself. How do I do that?
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Can't create user on Mac with dscl command

I was trying to create a postgres user using the command sudo dscl . -create /Users/postgres But failed. Got the following output create: Invalid Path <dscl_cmd> DS Error: -14009 ...
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Why is my Time Machine backup trying to backup everything from scratch?

I have a MacBook Pro from work, and I backup a single 20GB folder on it called "Projects" that sits within the root directory on the main hard drive. Recently, our IT department had to create us all ...
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Snow Leopard reports other users, but who are they? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Why there are two users showing in uptime command results? My MBP reports other users, but I'm the only one using this laptop: $:> uptime 19:30 up 13 days, 16 ...
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Mac OS X Update 10.6.8 weird phishing behaviour

I just updated to Mac App Store 1.0.2 with the update to 10.6.8. The Mac App Store said I have one update available, for Angry Birds.... I do not have Angry Birds on my system, but when I clicked ...
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Non-admins on Mac Server, permissions and access

I've just recently set up a Mac OS X server (running on Snow Leopard) and I'm trying to create a user with regular (non-Admin) permissions but still allowing the user to login to their directory. ...
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OS X: How to create a user account with access to the applications that she has installed only

Till now, I've been the sole and proud owner of an iMac. I've always logged in as an administrator and I've also installed a bunch of software following the standard procedure of dragging and dropping ...
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Where are Mac user account passwords stored?

How can I access the encrypted value of a local user account password in osx? Would it be possible to check against it or even copy it to another account?
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How can I delete a Mac OS X Snow Leopard user account from Command Line?

I need to create a script to delete Mac OS X users automatically from command line, not from GUI, just in Terminal, but I haven't found how to do it in Snow Leopard.
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consequences of changing uid/gid on snow leopard

ok, so I introduced a Mac laptop to my home network of Kubuntu hosts and Fedora servers. Currently I don't have NIS or LDAP setup (I got only 2 users) and I just manually setup the UID/GID on the ...
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Allowing two local users to share one home folder in Snow Leopard

General background info: I've been trying to setup two accounts on my mac, one for work, one for home, which essentially both use the same home folder to store data and other such things, so I have ...
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2answers
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How do I create a user for a server process I want to install on MacOS 10.6?

In MacOS < 10.5, the NetInfo Manager let you see and manage accounts that weren't full users, i.e. couldn't log in. That app is gone, leaving me only with dscl :(
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Hide users from Mac OS X Snow Leopard logon screen

Somehow, I managed to set a passwd for my _postgres user on my OS instead of setting it on the postgres role I have as my superuser / root. Anyways since this, I've been struggling with that user ...
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Is there a usermod equivalent in terminal for OS X 10.6.1

Can anyone tell me how to modify a user and add them to a group in terminal on SL (10.6.1)? It seems that usermod is not used by Mac.