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Yiannis Mozinakis
user account too slow
on Dec 30, 2018 at 10:14:47 pm

As I have posted on another thread, my macbook is very slow at working with Davinci Resolve. I tried with another user account and it runs faster.
I am currently trying to reset home permissions for that slow user account, but I am afraid it will fail, as it probably is a bit bloated anyway.

Is there any efficient way to move all my data from my slow user account to a newly created one, without copying the bloated stuff?


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John Rofrano
Re: user account too slow
on Dec 31, 2018 at 12:05:05 am

I don't know of any easy way to transfer accounts but why don't you try and remove the things that are slowing down your account since you have obviously proven that a new account doesn't have these issues?

Go to System Preferences | Users & Groups and select your account and then the Login Items tab and remove anything you think is slowing down your account.

BTW, that screenshot is all I have loading on my account. If you have a long list that may be the problem.

~jr

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Yiannis Mozinakis
Re: user account too slow
on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:08:05 pm

Thanks, I only have a few items at login.

I would gladly remove whatever slows down my account, but I wouldn't know how to start. In times like this I usually do a clean install. Not the fastest option but I don't know what else I could do, besides having multiple user accounts, which I don't fin ideal.




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John Rofrano
Re: user account too slow
on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:20:58 pm
Last Edited By John Rofrano on Dec 31, 2018 at 9:23:06 pm

How about using the Activity Monitor to see if any process is taking up all of the CPU?

You never know what apps are doing in the background so it's good to check.

Here is an article on Transfer files between two macOS accounts

~jr

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http://www.vasstsoftware.com



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Yiannis Mozinakis
Re: user account too slow
on Jan 1, 2019 at 11:28:44 pm

Didn't notice any major activity in the activity monitor. So I decided to do a clean install. I thought things would run smooth an here is the funny thing:
I always create an admin user account and a standard user account for all everyday tasks. After my clean installation I checked on my standard account and the software is too slow. I logged into my admin account and Resolve runs much faster !! How is that even possible?

The only difference between the standard and the admin account is 15 gb files that were copied on the standard account. No preferences or system changes, just some photos, docs, movies etc.

Why is the admin account so much faster?


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John Rofrano
Re: user account too slow
on Jan 2, 2019 at 12:17:27 am

That's odd. I'm not sure why an admin account would run faster than a normal account. In the beginning, Spot Light will run though all of the files to make it's index and that slows things down a bit but that should subside in a few days.

~jr

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Yiannis Mozinakis
Re: user account too slow
on Jan 18, 2019 at 11:14:12 am

Ok. After a fresh installation my non-admin user account ran as fast as the admin account. For 2 weeks.
Today I opened the free Davinci Resolve again and it is not responding/crashes. I have to force quit it. Going back to the admin account it runs fine.

I checked with activity monitor, but there is nothing using too much cpu or ram. I have no clue what is going on. I need to finish a project and cannot use Resolve. Besides that, I have no idea how to "clean" the user account.


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John Rofrano
Re: user account too slow
on Jan 20, 2019 at 2:19:03 am

Is there anything you installed or updated recently? That's really strange that it ran fine for 2 weeks and the got slow again. The problem is figuring out what changed. I don't envy you but it must be something that changed after 2 weeks.

~jr

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