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Snow Leopard Login Corrupt

2202 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Oct 10, 2009 8:33 PM by Carolyn Samit RSS
mclloyd Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Oct 2, 2009 3:33 AM
I recently upgraded my MacBook Pro to Snow Leopard from Leopard. I had previously setup a secondary login for my kids. My primary account requires a password to access. Periodically when I attempt to switch from the secondary account to the primary account the password will not work. This happens either in fast switching or when I logout of the second account completely. What I quickly discovered is the password must be typed in reverse order. The text is actually typing in reverse order. In other words, instead of the cursor moving from left to right; the cursor is remaining at the left margin while the text shifts to the right.

Has anyone seen this? Is Apple aware of the problem? Any help would be appreciated.
MacBook Pro3,1, Mac OS X (10.6.1)
  • Carolyn Samit Level 10 Level 10 (84,445 points)
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    Oct 10, 2009 8:33 PM (in response to mclloyd)
    HI,

    Try deleting this file.

    com.apple.keychainaccess.plist

    ~/Library/Preferences.

    Move that .plist file to the Trash.

    Now delete this file also.

    com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    MacintoshHD/Library/Preferences.

    Move that file to the Trash and restart your Mac.












    Carolyn
    Intel iMac 2.66, Mac OS X (10.6.1), iPhone 3GS PBookG4 iBookG4 Intuos Tablet Epson Olympus Airport iPods JBL

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