HowTo: OS X 10.9.3 update screw up your system? “Other” at login screen, icons, /Users folder
Sometime when you installing system update not everything going as you expecting it. Or your system start acting not the way it should, slowing down, long boot time. There are always way to solve such issues w/o spending long time with backing up everything and reinstalling everything from scratch. Find out how bellow.
To disable and hide it from log in screen, execute the following command in Terminal:
sudo /usr/bin/defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow SHOWOTHERUSERS_MANAGED -bool false
To unhide folder enter following command in Terminal:
sudo chflags nohidden /Users
If after installing system update your icons is missing, do following steps:
Open Terminal and enter “set” and press Enter, find line which starts with TMPDIR usually this line very close to end of the settings. System TMPDIR located at /var/folders/ until you did a system tweaking. Other place where system create garbage dump is in your Users directory [exact location is ~/Library/Chaches].
Enter following lines in Terminal:
sudo rm -rf /var/folders/
rm -rf ~/Library/Caches/
Then restart your Mac, when you screen got black press and hold Shift button until system complete boot precess. Restarted it again pressing ⌘+R. When system booted in recovery mode select Disk Utility, there select you Macintosh HD or what ever you called your main disk and click on “Repair Permissions” button . It will take up to 10 minutes to complete process.
Restart you Mac and check how it’s working.