Forum Question: Can’t login to one user account.


Wonderful podcast. Thanks.

I have several user accounts on my Snow Leopoard iMac. I login to them all from time to time, some more than others.

One of the ones I use rarely has stopped working.

Faced with the multiple user login box, if I choose the bad one, the machine goes blue as if it’s logging in, but a few seconds later it’s back to the login box, with no error message anywhere.

— Glenn Downing

Comments: 2 Responses to “Can’t login to one user account.”

    3/2/10 @ 6:05 pm

    Sounds like maybe the home directory for that account is gone, or corrupt, or missing some files. If the account isn’t important, I would just delete it.. Otherwise, use an admin account and see if you can re-assign a password or change other properties of the account.

    Glenn Downing
    3/2/10 @ 6:55 pm

    Yep, it’s hosed somehow. I can SSH to it with no problem, so it’s a subtle corruption. Changing password and the admin property didn’t work either. I guess deleting it is my only option. Very fortunately it has no data to have to backup.

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