Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
OP 2nd Wind Regular Member • Posts: 491
Re: Guest sign-in only but never had a password.

Tom_N wrote:

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.

The only login option that shows is Guest. Because it seems theres a password required for guest I cannot login to check or change anything least of which are Login options.

I would never change my Login settings. Whatever happened to create this issue is beyond me.

I ordered a new SSD drive which I had planned to buy to run a newer OSX and check compatibility with some software I use. I'll Clone the problem internal drive and try some of your suggested fixes.

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