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I am running OS X on a Mac. As I was attempting to install software, it was determined I had a corrupt ADMIN user. I created a new ADMIN user and successfully installed the new software. Now I am trying to get my documents, Safari bookmarks, email etc available to my new ADMIN account. How can I transfer these files from my OLD admin account to my NEW admin account. I want to delete my OLD admin account.
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You can also use the command line in Terminal.app to move the files.  It's simplest to make the new admin account own all the old account files.
cd /Users/Old_Admin/
sudo chown -R New_Admin .
mv Library Desktop Downloads Documents Pictures Movies Music /Users/New_Admin/

You can also copy just the parts of the Library Folder that you want.  Be sure to remove the reference to Library in the above line before you make the changes.
mv Library/Safari/ /Users/New_Admin/Library/Safari/


If you prefer to drag and drop the portions you want, you can change the ownership and move the files with your mouse:
sudo chown -R New_Admin  /Users/Old_Admin
open  /Users/Old_Admin
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