Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Snow Leopard Bug Deleting Entire User Accounts

Thanks to a tip from Paul Puri.

ITWire is reporting that even accidental logging into the Guest account can cause severe data loss for the user who logs into the Guest account. This is also reported on Life Hacker.

According to multiple topics on the Apple Support discussion boards, the problem can occur when a user logs into their Mac's Guest account — whether by accident or on purpose — and then tries to log back into their regular account.

In some cases, users have reported finding their regular account empty of data, as though it were a brand new account.

Unexpected problems do sometimes prop up on new versions of operating systems. I am sure this will be fixed in the next revision. Dealing with unexpected glitches is the price of early adoption.

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