Moving files from one account to another

Discussion in 'MacBook' started by Maury, Jan 14, 2013.

  1. macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    Any attempt to log into one of the accounts on our Early 2008 PB/10.7.4 causes a "login loop" which crashes back to the login screen.

    In order to get the machine functional again, I have created a new account for basic use.

    Now how to I move the *data* from the broken account to the working one?

    I am happy using Terminal if that is the solution.
  2. macrumors 603


    Try this first, when you get to the login screen input the password and as fast as possible after you hit enter hold shift, this prevents any login items from launching.
    This may solve the problem, if this works and get into the affected User Account open up Users And Groups and disable all login items.
    Logout and in again, if this solved the problem you can then figure out which program was the problem.

    But, before you remove any login items, make a screenshot so you know which Apps launch upon login.
  3. thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 25, 2008
    This worked perfectly!

    What's interesting is that I found hundreds of hits about holding down shift during startup to go into safe mode, but not one hit about holding down shift during login!

    Thanks so much, the machine is running perfectly now.
  4. macrumors 603



    So, what is the offending program/Application?

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