I'm running Snow Leopard. I personally performed the original install on this machine a few months ago. During installation, I was prompted to create the first user account. So I put my name in, desired username ("joe") and password, and everything was glorious.
Fastforward to today. I want to master-reset all settings (everything) of my account and in essence start a new user account from scratch. The only catch is that I want to keep my existing username (joe).
Is it "safe" to:
- Create a new temporary administrator account (for example, "temp"),
- Log into said temporary administrator account ("temp"),
- Delete my first/original/real user account ("joe") using accounts preference pane and selecting the "delete folder" option,
- Create a new administrator account named "joe"
- Log out of "temp", log into the new "joe", delete "temp"
What do I mean by 'safe'? Will I lose control of anything that may be tied to the 'first admin' account, or mess up permissions?
Is there another way to achieve a master-reset for application preferences that is clean?