One User account will not open. Others are OK. Advice please

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SheerGold, Nov 28, 2008.

  1. SheerGold macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    There are a number of user accounts on my computer.

    All of them work, apart from one.

    When I try to log into that User Account it will not open. I am using the correct password .

    I can see the contents of that account when I am logged into one of the other accounts.

    Is there any simple way of getting the User account working properly again?

    I have backups of the Users folder. I could just replace the User that I cannot log into with that User from one of the backups. But the information will be slightly different as the backups were done weeks ago. Also I don't want to use those backups as I have had problems doing similar things before (because the system seems to remember where the files came from and that causes clashes).

    I am running OS 10.5.5
  2. CashGap macrumors 6502


    Sep 15, 2007
    Music City, USA
    What happens when you attempt to login?

    Are any log entries created, or any console messages?
  3. SheerGold thread starter macrumors member

    Apr 20, 2006
    When I try to login I just get a blank screen. It has nothing on it except the normal background.
    It stays like that permanently.
    Eventually I have to press the restart button.

    I am really confused by all the logs. Where do I find them & which ones are relevant?

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