I just got a Mac after many years on a PC. Migration Assistant did not work when I was setting up the computer, so I ran it a few minutes later instead.

However, it seems it transferred all my files to a different account which I cannot access. I don't know the password to that account and resetting it didn't help.

  1. What is the simplest way to get my old files?
  2. Is there a way to merge accounts? Alternatively, If I could log in to it, I can just switch to that account.

Update: I restarted my computer and was able to login to the other account. Now I'll delete the default account.

  • Resetting passwords with admin access should have worked... I've been able to do that with multiple accounts on my MBP. – JW8 Aug 7 '12 at 20:54
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    I was now able to get in to it, so I'll go delete first account. – Ari Aug 7 '12 at 21:58
  • Excellent! Make sure that you still have at least one account with admin access - you'll need it to be able to install apps & change your system config. – JW8 Aug 7 '12 at 22:28

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