User Accounts Gone Only "Other..."

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Paul Rubert, Feb 19, 2011.

  1. Paul Rubert macrumors newbie

    Aug 31, 2010
    When I turned my iMac on yesterday, suddenly I saw all my family's user accounts were gone. The only account there was, is an account under the name of "Other...".

    I Used the install-dvd to reset, the password of the account "Other...", now I think i'm on the root account, but the problem is that I don't know how to get my family's accounts back!

    All the home folders are still there, our music, movies, documents....

    Does anyone know what I should do, I am leaving tomorrow on vacation so I would like to have some movies on my iPod before I leave.

    Thank You
  2. Morod macrumors 68000


    Jan 1, 2008
    On The Nickel, over there....
    Do you have a Time Machine backup on another drive?
  3. Xenc macrumors 65816


    May 8, 2010
    London, England
    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPhone; U; CPU iPhone OS 4_2_1 like Mac OS X; en-gb) AppleWebKit/533.17.9 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/5.0.2 Mobile/8C148 Safari/6533.18.5)

    And, if you don't, stop using the machine. There is a chance you could "undelete" the lost data, but the more you use the machine the less you will be able to retrieve.

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