So I wanted to backup my home directory and I had the idea of creating a new user so none of the files in /home/<<other user>> would be locked. When I go into User Settings I am prompted for a password when the window opens everything is greyed out.

I managed to create a user using adduser but it does not, I am sure, have the necessary permissions.

My main concern is why I cannot create users through the GUI. I want to make a backup of /home so I can do a fresh install of HH.

I just wiped out XP on here and have 75GB of space I want to allocate between /home and /

Any ideas why User Settings would be unusable?