Can't Log in

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by julienko3, Jan 19, 2007.

  1. julienko3 macrumors regular

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    #1
    I've read other posts about this, but my situation may be a little bit different.

    I just turned off FileVault.
    I am the only user on the computer.

    I try to log in and I have the correct password, but it says "You are unable to log in to the user account "Julien" at this time."

    I type the master password, and this comes up.

    New Password:

    Verify Password:

    Password Hint:

    If I type the new password and verify the new password, I get the shaky thing.

    Please help.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Try resetting your password with the OSX restore discs. :)
     
  3. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thank you, but I tried that and it didn't work. At the main login window, the word "root" kinda popped into my head, and OMG! it worked! I'm so happy!

    Now I still can't get into my account, but I still have all my files in this "root" account.

    I'm gonna need to delete my account and transfer these files into a new account. How do I do this?

    Thanks.

    -Julien
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    Well, it should really b a matter of creating a new account in System Preferences and then dragging your data into the equivalent spots on the new account when logged in through Root. I'm still not sure where you account data is though. Are you saying it's being kept in Root? :)
     
  5. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    All I know is that I am logged into "Root" with the password "None", and all my files are here when I go to the folders in Macintosh HD.
     
  6. julienko3 thread starter macrumors regular

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    How do I transfer all these files?! It's a complicated mess!
     
  7. jsw Moderator emeritus

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    'root' is a very dangerous account to use - it can delete files with impunity and wreck your system. Please create a new user account and begin using it.

    Are they all in a 'root'-folder? i.e., in the Home folder of root?
     
  8. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    ...And disable Root once you have the new account up and running. This is done through NetInfo Manager in the Utilities folder. :)
     

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