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    Jul 17, 2010
    Lost login id's

    I have lost 2 of the log in account on start up on my imac.
    normal there are 3. mine, wife, daughter.

    but as of this afternoon it only shows mine. and not the other two.

    i had a smilar problem a month ago. but rather than showing just mine it only showed an administrator account requiring a password which i did not know.

    and could not access the computer. only way get around this was boot from OS disc then restore using time machine. but as this takes 20+ hours would prfer to know why this happens and a way to fix it.

    any ideas?

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    Oct 22, 2007
    Mac Mini Core i7 2012 | White 2009 MacBook 2 Ghz | 733 Mhz G4 Quicksilver
    20 hours

    Are you sure, it only took me a couple of hours to restore a Mac with a failed hard disk back to its 2 accounts, mine and the missus
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    Jul 17, 2010
    2tb hard drive with 1.8gb of things, music, HD movies photos, etc.

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    Jul 17, 2010
    it starts off saying 43 hours but 20 is an improvement. oh and its backing up from a 2TB USB 2 External hard drive.

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