Can’t open Account Preferences pane in System Preferences

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by tyrosquirrel, Apr 5, 2010.

  1. tyrosquirrel macrumors newbie

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    Apr 5, 2010
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    I wanted to transfer my partner’s files from her MacBook to my MacBook using Migration assistant.
    Both machines run Snow Leopard 10.6.2. I am administrator on both and she is a user on both.
    I connected the two machines by Firewire and selected her user to transfer. Part way through the procedure, I got a message saying I could not have two users on the same account with the same name. I aborted the procedure so I could delete her user account on my target machine.
    But now I can no longer open the account pane in system preferences on my machine. Every time I try, it crashes.
    I have:
    • repaired disk permissions
    • trashed the com.apple.systempreferences.plist and restarted my machine
    • copied the com.apple.systempreferences.plist from her machine (where I can open the accounts pane) and restarted
    • tried opening the accounts preference pane directly from System/Library/Preference Panes using System Preferences.
    Nothing seems to work, can you help?
     
  2. murphy54323 macrumors newbie

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    Mar 28, 2011
    Location:
    St. Louis
    #2
    Same problem

    Anybody out there who knows what to do? I would like to enable iCloud!
     

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