Yes, as I stated it did not work. I'm the only user, I don't log in as anything. Its only me on the machine. thanks.
You may have the only logon account on your system but you are not
the only user! The other users are an inherent characteristic of all Unix variants including the BSD Unix that undergirds OS X and iOS and are essential to the system's operation. For example on my machine, where I have the only logon account the current list of users includes: daemon, Guest, joemikeb, nobody, and root.
As gangbustein intimated it is possible to logon as root
, but it is dangerous and ill advised to do so (unless you enjoy frequently reinstalling the OS
). This is part and parcel of the fact that although you are the sole logon user of your computer, you do not own all the folders and files and even as an administrative user you do not have full access privileges everywhere on your computer.
If you want to see all the users on your Mac open terminal then copy and paste the following command onto the command line and press return.
dscl . list /Users | grep -v ^_.*