HELP! Changed Users and OS X wont let me back into the other one!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by radiojef, Jul 11, 2007.

  1. radiojef macrumors newbie

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    Hi, I stupidly decided to log into my mac as one of the other users I have. The one I had been using had admin privileges, as does this new one. They both have the same password. Now when I try to tell Account prefs to automatically log in with the other (older) user, it asks for a password...when I put the correct password in, it it says that password is incorrect...but its NOT! I also reset the password of the older account and it still says im putting in the wrong one when I try to set Automatic Log in...What is going on? Anyone ever come across this issue? I do not have a Tiger install disk. I have rebooted the mac several times. Same thing... HELP!!!
     
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

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    #2
    Can you get your hands on an OSX discs? They come with an app that'll let you reset your account password(s). :)
     
  3. gr8tfly macrumors 603

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    Try and change "Display login window as:" to "Name and password". Then, manually enter the other account's name and password.
     

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