Can't activate Guest Account... Sharing Only?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by MrCheeto, May 26, 2011.

  1. MrCheeto macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    I don't know how this even happened, but the Guest Account icon in the System Preferences can't be selected!

    It doesn't show up in the login window and it has a orange checkmark circle next to the icon in the System Preferences and says "Sharing Only".

    How do I disable this ********* little "feature" and get my account back???
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Did you click the padlock in the lower left and enter your admin password, to enable changes?
     
  3. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Hmmmm. Maybe repairing permissions would help.

    You might also try trashing /Library/Preferences/com.apple.preferences.accounts.plist and restarting.
     
  5. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Can you post a screen shot of the accounts preference pane?
     
  7. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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    OK I can't ATM, but I remembered that the orange check-mark means it's logged in!

    So it's not appearing on the log in list, but it's logged in still!!

    I need to get access to that account without losing the data so I can go home! Otherwise it'll be another week.

    So is there a way to log-in via the command line? I need to access data input to a website including a password. Would I even have to log in to get access to this? The only thing saved in Guest/Library/Keychain is login.keychain or something like that and I don't see anything when I open it in Keychain Access in another user.


    1. Can I log in via terminal?

    2. Do I even need to log in to access the data?
     
  8. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

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  9. MrCheeto thread starter macrumors 68030

    MrCheeto

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    Even weirder! There are processes in Activity Monitor being run by Guest!

    That means the files and processes are still in-tact!

    Please help! I want to go home! <8\
     

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