I forgot my username!

imacintel

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I have my machine set to enter name and password. I was so used to having it log in automatically, and I forgot my username. Is there a way I can reset this? I really am getting tired of using my winblows machine
 

imacintel

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I am sorry, you do not understand.I have lost the Username!

I know the pwd.

EDIT:

Hot Diggity-DOG.
I used the same password+username, and it worked. But when I booted this time, it took really long
 

WildCowboy

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I don't understand...isn't your username the same as what's in the Sidebar listing as your Home directory?
 

imacintel

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WildCowboy said:
I don't understand...isn't your username the same as what's in the Sidebar listing as your Home directory?

It is what is in the apple menu>>>log out<username here>
 

XIII

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WildCowboy said:
I don't understand...isn't your username the same as what's in the Sidebar listing as your Home directory?
Yes. Or if your booting up to the login window - aren't you the default name?
 

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imacintel said:
It is what is in the apple menu>>>log out ____________
Yes...that's the long version. The short version is also the name of your Home directory...either one should work. You can also see the names in System Preferences --> Accounts.
 

imacintel

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Read the original post please! I have it so it shows two fields name and password.
 

EricNau

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Looks like your problem is solved, but for future reference, the password utility (on the install disk) will give you a list of user names. ;)
 

BigSiG

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Forgotton Username

Guys,
My father in law gave me and my wife his old PowerBookG4. I set my wife up with her own username and password. While it was charged everything worked fine. One day she switched it off and now we need to log into the computer - the downside is I have forgotton her username and she doesn't have a clue either. I think I know her passowrd, but have no clue about the username. I have the boot up disks 1 + 2. It is running OS X. It is the log in screen when you turn it on that we can't get past.

I tried the "c" after the bleep and didn't understand any of the screens - it seemed to want to reinstall OS X - is that the only way we can use the computer again?

If anyone has an idea how to find out what the username is I would appreciate it. We keep avoiding questions from the FIL about how good the Mac is as we haven't run it in weeks, and I would rather not have to wipe al lthe photos and things.

Thanks,

BigSi

As some additional information - when I used the boot disk and went to the reset password utility, i selected the Hard Disk. The hard disk did not allow me to reset a password. The CD only had the "Root" account. I don't know if that is helpful information?