Recently I had a conversation with a friend of mine about the latest Windows 10 update. It ruined his ability to log in to his local user profile, and he spent days copying data between the old and new profiles, and still days more re-registering all of his software. Fast forward a few days, and I see the High Sierra update. I figure, I’ve got a newish MacBook Pro, and I’ve not had any problems with migration since 10.5 that I can recall. So I load the update, but I cannot log in – invalid password. I boot to recovery, reset the password, and same result. I attempt various versions and sequences of this with no progress. I even loaded the system clean and attempted to transfer my data with the migration tool.
So I created a new user profile and soldiered on….. day 3