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Mac Pro - Problem with User Account


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I'm hoping someone can help me out here. The problem I'm having is with one of my Standard account only. Whenever I try to login the desktop doesn't fully load and if I click on anything it freezes up and will only allow me to shut down holding the power button.

I tried using the Disc Utility Verify Disc which showed everything was ok. I also ran the Repair Disc Permissions which reported it fixed multiple permissions and one warning that could not be repaired. I searched about the warning online and it appears it should not be a concern.

I was able to login to the problem account doing a Safe Boot but now I'm no longer able to login using Safe Boot?


Has any of you ran into this problem or know how to fix it?
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Odds are it's a corrupt preference, since it's tied to a single account and repeatable. In the past, I have renamed the user's Library file to Library.old, forcing the OS to create a new Library file for the user. If the user's account then logs in normally, I would slowly add only the most necessary preferences back from the Library.old back into the Library. These could be mail preferences and attachments, bookmarks, etc.
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Odds are it's a corrupt preference, since it's tied to a single account and repeatable. In the past, I have renamed the user's Library file to Library.old, forcing the OS to create a new Library file for the user. If the user's account then logs in normally, I would slowly add only the most necessary preferences back from the Library.old back into the Library. These could be mail preferences and attachments, bookmarks, etc.
Just noticed I was typing the wrong command to go into Safe Mode so I am able to load the standard account.

I don't use the Mac Mail program so that can be ruled out. How or where do I go to rename the corrupt user account?

Thanks for your help!!
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To rename the user library file, navigate to:

MacIntosh HD/Users/your user name/Library/

And rename the library folder to Library.old

After that, follow the directions as given in the post by member EvenStranger.
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I tried but the user accounts won't allow me to change the users name. Is there something I'm not doing right or am I missing having to do something?
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