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I used Migration Assistant to transfer a user account from one MacBook to another.

However, the user that got migrated is not available as a login option on the new Macbook?

If I go into settings I can see the user account is there. And if I change it to auto-login using the new migrated account that works.

But if I don't use auto-login I can't login with this migrated user. Also, I can't do fast-user switching to this new user either.

Any ideas?

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Did you happen to have FileVault enabled on the target (new) machine before initiating migration assistant? I've run into where I needed to go into the FileVault section of the security system preferences and explicitly enable the migrated user before they would appear as a login option...

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