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- February 18, 2019 at 11:05 AM #63950
So recently I was fixing a (minor) issue that I unfortunately can’t remember, and I found a solution online that told me to delete the ‘login’ file somewhere I believe in usr/local or some similar location. The post said that the OS will rebuild this file and therefore the issue I was having will be fixed. So I deleted the file, my Mac was working just fine, until I shut it down.
Now when I turn it on and enter my password, the loading bar reaches 100% but the Mac is stuck there and I can’t get to the desktop. I tried waiting several hours, so I’m quite sure it’s stuck. I tried the fixes online related to all kinds of boot issues, but those issues were always that people were stuck on the apple logo, not on the loading after entering their password.
What I have tried so far and hasn’t worked:
Booting in safe mode
Resetting the NVRAM
Selecting bootable disk
Running the disk repair in the recovery mode
Reinstalling my macOS in the recovery mode
So is there any way to recover that login file or fix this issue in any way? Even if the fix would delete all my data, I’m fine with it, I’m just getting really desperate.
Thanks in advance.
- February 18, 2019 at 11:17 AM #63984
Hi, There Desperate Guy,
Are you backing up your Mac regularly using Time Machine or something else?
Is so, start up in Recovery Mode using Command+R and choose to restore via Time Machine.
If you don’t back up, then you could boot up in Single User Mode and set-up a new user account. Start up your Mac and holding down the command + S keys to enter single user mode.
I don’t know the exact steps but I know it’s possible. Do a Google Search for how to create a new admin user in Single User Mode.
I think that should work for you…