I have a Login issue

Discussion in 'macOS' started by flashwood59, Jul 30, 2009.

  1. flashwood59 macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    I am sheepishly asking for help with what may be a very simple solution.
    I cannot remember my login name and my mac boots up with that field blank.
    How can I retrieve my login name? I know the password but the login name escapes me.

    Feeling unsmart
  2. oculus42 macrumors 6502

    Dec 9, 2002
    Another Mac

    Start up in Target Disk Mode (hold T) from another Mac and look at the name in the User folder.

    If you have a disk utility live cd/dvd, you might be able to view the folders that way. You don't even need to get to files, just browsing the directories to see the user name.
  3. flashwood59 thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jul 23, 2009
    firewire, another Mac and I am in

    Thank you very much

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