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Removing Guest User from Login screen in Mountain Lion 10.8

by reviva2001 / September 13, 2012 9:35 AM PDT

Can someone explain to me how to remove the Guest user account from showing at the login screen. I have been searching for a solution but I cannot find any of Lion OSx 10.8. I have just purchased a MacBookPro.

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Go to System Preferences
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 13, 2012 9:54 PM PDT

and select the Guest User account in the Left pane.
You may have to unlock the pane to make changes. Use your regular username and password to do this.

Once the Guest User account is selected, remove the checkmark from the "Allow guests to log in to this computer"
in the Right hand pane.
Remove the checkmark, if present, from the "Allow guests to connect to shared folders"

Lock the pane and you are done


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The guest user account still shows up at login screen
by reviva2001 / September 15, 2012 9:45 AM PDT

Unfortunately this solution did not resolve the problem. Been looking on a number of forums but none have been helpful. There is no tick in the iCloud account to use the \guest user account for tracking purposes, any other suggestions please

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What iCloud account?
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 15, 2012 10:26 AM PDT

there shouldn't be an iCloud account in the Users & Groups preference pane

Just your name and the name of anyone else you have created an account for


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