I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault.
Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. When I restarted, I was taken to a separate user account after I logged into my standard user. From there, I couldn't get in.
So I booted in recovery mode and removed the
.AppleSetupDone from the
Macintosh HD/var/db/ folder.
Once I did I had to go through OSX set up assistant then create a new admin. When I got in, I could see my other original user and log out to log back into it.
A few days later it happened again, this time I did the same thing removing
.AppleSetupDone, restarting, and creating a new user. But this time, I did not see my original user anymore in system preferences.
I tried to repair disk permissions, create the same user from system preferences, and even clear the
.AppleSetupDone once again. Nothing was working. I do have Filevault enabled, but I was not able to click the "Enable users..." button. It wasn't working.
I can see my user folder in my
Users/ directory, but I am not able to log in.
Any ideas on how to regain access to the original user and have it show up in system preferences?