>John, in either case I did not create another user with the same name. >On one machine I created a second Admin account with a different name >and on the other machine I did not. It only has Admin and Gene and >those are the two that show up during log in time but if I look under >the user folder there is Gene and Gene_2 and I cannot access Gene, >only gene_2 while logged in as Gene. I suspect something is wrong as >it's the same on both machines. No idea what's going on with your genes However, when you are logged in as an non-admin account, you cannot access other user accounts. Login as admin.