New Login "Other" appears on Login Screen....?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by yuanmoons, Jan 11, 2009.

  1. yuanmoons macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008

    Anyone know why id get a new login appear called "Other..."

    When i click on it it asks me to complete name AND password ... which i dont know ofcourse.

    When i check the Mac HD Users there is no "Other..." user data etc.

    The only thing ive been messing with is public folder names and i havent been to any dodgy sites etc.

    Is there a simple explanation and fix for this?


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  2. bradenwh macrumors 6502

    Apr 12, 2008
    It's simply there to allow you to log in as root. I have it set up on mine. It's not there by default, however. You must have accidentally checked the option to allow you to log in as root.

    There may be other explanations, but that's one reason.
  3. yuanmoons thread starter macrumors 6502

    Aug 7, 2008
    Yes, thanks. Thats it. I did do that - undone now.

    I was trying to edit the public folder name.... but gave up cos too complicated phew :rolleyes:

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