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How do I hide a File Sharing Only user from the login window when Mac OS X starts up?

There are two methods.

1) Change the users UID to be less than 500.  I would recommend starting at 400.  This is my preferred method.

2) Delete the users Full Name.

With Mac OS X 10.4.x you will need to perform another step.  You will need to issue this command in the terminal (make sure it is all on one line):

sudo defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow Hide500Users -boolean true

This was found on Mac OSXHints.com.

MacOSXHints also provides another method for disabling selecting users from appearing in the login window (This only works for 10.4.x).

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