How do I get rid of "other user". I had used a Mac Tech prior and he worked on my Mac. It only showed my icon on the start up screen. Now I have another icon for another user which when I open it, it opens up a dark gray screen for what I believe is for screen sharing.

I would like to remove it and bring it back to just one user for the start up. Thanks

  • Have you tried just deleting the user in System Preferences -> Users & Groups? – Allan May 17 '18 at 15:48
  • Yes. Its not active. thanks though – Sharon May 17 '18 at 15:56
  • Does it say "Guest" or is it a different username? Can you post a screenshot of what you're seeing? – Allan May 17 '18 at 16:23

I assume you're using a recent version of MacOS X.

In System Preferences, you need the Users & Groups panel. Click the padlock to allow making changes. You can then select the unwanted user account(s) and delete them from the list.

There's also a Guest User account. To disable this, select it in the list of users, then untick "Allow guests to log in to this computer".

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  • Is it different in older versions of macOS? – Allan May 17 '18 at 15:50
  • If you go back far enough, it could be. I based the above instructions on the latest version. – Chromatix May 17 '18 at 15:57
  • Yes it's an early 2009 iMac running OX El Capitan version 10.11.6 – Sharon May 17 '18 at 16:03

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