Login window: accounts missing

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by brijazz, Aug 11, 2012.

  1. brijazz, Aug 11, 2012
    Last edited: Aug 11, 2012

    brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    I have three accounts on my Mac: two user accounts and the Guest account. However, at the login screen, only the first user account appears, along with a "Other..." icon, which leads to a username/password prompt. This is OK for accessing the second user account, but how can people access the Guest account?

    How can I set things up so that all three accounts show up at the login window (without the need to access them via the "Other..." icon)? I should mention that this problem also plagued me under 10.7.

    UPDATED: solved my own problem... I had this set:

    defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow Hide500Users -bool YES

    A remnant from when I was tinkering back on 10.5 I think!

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