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

    Jun 25, 2007
    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

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    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


    Oct 29, 2006
    ~119W 34N
    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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