I've changed my user's UID from 501 to 1000. Now on macOS startup, on login screen, I don't see my user icon; Instead there is "Other" icon asking for username and password. How to get back my user icon on login screen?

I suspect the login screen starts looking for the users from UID=501. How to make new users take UID's from 1000 instead of 501 like Linux?

  • 1
    Why have you want change the User ID?
    – user415185
    Aug 31, 2021 at 4:58
  • I just love 1000
    – Gowtham
    Aug 31, 2021 at 5:11

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Setting up UID 1000 in macOS will not show the profile at the log-in window. So, to fix the issue, you have to put other number such as 1001.

You can find more details: https://www.cnet.com/tech/computing/how-to-hide-user-accounts-from-the-log-in-window-in-os-x/

  • Does 1001 definitely work - I would rather guess the number has to between 501 and 999
    – mmmmmm
    Aug 31, 2021 at 17:42
  • this is how my fate always is!
    – Gowtham
    Sep 1, 2021 at 14:08

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