Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
Tom_N Forum Pro • Posts: 19,153
Re: Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Are you sure that you didn't select "Display login window as (*) Name and password" in the Login Options section of Users & Groups Preferences?

If you did this, the login screen would not display any names at all – not even the Guest name.  It would expect you to enter a user name and password.  The user name would not be the long one displayed here (e.g., "Thomas Newton").  It would be the short one that you see when you do a "ls /Users" from the single-user startup shell prompt.

But you would be able to log in to your administrator account (it would still be there) – and once in, you could go into Users & Groups Preferences, click on the lock icon to authenticate, then change the preferences in Login Items back to "List of users" if that was what you preferred.

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