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I cant log into my user?

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Aug 21, 2011 12:56 PM

Im having trouble logging into my user on my mac. There are 4 users on the mac and mine is the only one that will not log in! When I click my name and type in my correct password it accepts but the screen turns to that blue mac color and goes right back to the log in screen! Ive tried logging on from another user's screen and it wont work. Help!

iMac, iOS 4.3.2
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:06 PM (in response to caitlinfromsimpsonville)
    27" i7 iMac 10.6 , Mac OS X (10.7), G4 450 MP 1.5 GB RAM w/(10.5.8/10.4.11/9.2.2)
  • bradley169 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:26 PM (in response to caitlinfromsimpsonville)

    Ok log in to single user mode by holding s and command at startup until you see text once you get to the root# sign type the following commands

    mount -uw /

    then type this

    rm -r /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    if running lion remove from same location lockfile also

    rm -r /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist.lockfile

    I would also remove these

    rm -r /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist

    rm -r /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginitems.plist.lockfile

  • bradley169 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 1:40 PM (in response to caitlinfromsimpsonville)

    What are the last lines in single user mode saying to you? if you can't type there is a bigger issue

  • bradley169 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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    Aug 21, 2011 2:34 PM (in response to caitlinfromsimpsonville)

    Did you type mount -uw /

    that must be typed first

    Wth a space after t and w

    Oh and there are no / in com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    So after you mount it is

    rm space -r space /Users/username/Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow.plist

    And the command is same for all four files just com.apple files are different

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