Is there an easy and safe way to remove/delete completely an Admin Account in Mac OSX 10.5.6.? (I tried as root to remove the home directory of the admin I wanted off the computer but at log in his name is still there?)
I have been using a borrowed Macbook Pro (5.4) OS X 10.6.8 so that I could learn some of the differences between the Mac & the PC's that I am familiar with.Before returning the Macbook to it's owner I'd like to wipe out the information I've put onto it while I had it. Documents, passwords, history etc. I'd like to return the laptop as it was when I rec'd it. The person I've borrowed it from is quite familiar with Mac systems, and I'd like to be sure my data is securly removed.
The person I borrowed from has their user account on the computer locked, and of course I can't damage their files in any way. I do have athority to create a new account.
I'm not sure if there is more information you need so that you can help me, but this should get the ball rolling.
My girlfriend just purchased a 1 year old Mac with OS X 10.5.2. Incredible as this seems, the previous owner mistakenly left all of her old information on the computer! We would like to delete this, but have been unable to contact her and get her password. Is there another way we can erase/delete this information?
how do I remove/delete applications? I recently installed a program that came with a bunch of other secondary applications. I've removed the entire program but for some reason, 2 of the secondary programs refuse to be deleted. I can't find them in the Applications folder and I didn't download it from the App Store.
My hard drive crashed, so I had to get a new one. After picking my macbook up from the apple store, I can't change the account information. It is set as 'test' and i don't know the password. Is there a password? How do I change it?
How do I go about deleting applications? I have two versions of Safari on my computer. Version 4.03 or something like that, and the new 5.02. I know I upgraded to the 5 when it came out and I had assumed I was running that since then. Turns out I've still been running 4, and was having an issue with the "New Tab" not working. Thats when I noticed I wasn't running 5. (if you follow me?)... I just redownloaded 5 b/c I thought it would overwrite the 4 version, but it didn't, now I have two Safari's and when I do a spot light search 2 show up as well with no indicator as to which is which. If it matters, I am running Snow Leopard with everything up to date (at least I think? considering I thought this was...)
How do I delete or wipe all information on the MBA so I can return it to my company. I would like it to be similar to when the MBA was taken out of the box. It did not come with any disks to reinstall the system so I am not sure what I am doing
MacBook Pro 15" mid 2009..After my 2 year old had a tantrum and threw a toy at my Mac which unfortunately had a drink next to it-with a consequential spillage-my MacBook is rebelling.¬†
Issue: keys Cap lock, R and 4 do not work and Mac boots only in safe mode.¬†Account is pw protected-my pw begins with R and have no guest a/c active.¬†Do i need a new keyboard or is there a cheaper way?
I have a new box of snow leopard ready for UPGRADE from the last leopard, I want upgrade, my fear is that my data can be delete or something bad? maybe is a stupid question but I remember a box that say "make sure that your data is backup it" so...
As the title states, I would like to change the password on my iTunes account. I used the name of my (now) ex-girlfriend and want to change it for obvious reasons (I know it is cheesy ). Is there any way to do it?
I just set up an iChat account for the first time and it wont accept my password. Changed the password 3 times to confirm it matched and it still wont let me log on. I set up another account and it's the same thing with the password not being accepted. What's the deal? "The .Mac password you entered is not correct. If you forgot your password, you can reset at the .Mac website."
With my new DSLR/RAW shots, I've bloated iPhoto to over 105GB for just over 20,000 photos. Was doing housecleaning, deleting files and the "aw *****" moment hit where I deleted some i wanted. Went into TimeMachine and did a Restore to my external 2TB HD (FW800) as temp place. Now, when I went to delete that 105GB file started last night 10:30 pm, here 7.5 hr later: still churning away.....wtf did I do wrong??
I had a hotmail account and about a month ago apple mail deleted all my messages from the hotmail account, therefore I am unable to access any of them from anywhere else except my mac.
I learned that that was due to me leaving the box "remove copy from server after retrieving a message." Now I fixed that and moved to gmail, as I was able to upload all hotmail messages to my gmail account through tuhunderbird.
Since I am not a big fan of Thunderbird as it is giving me some password issues, today I set up the gmail imap (I think) accunt on my apple mail, but there is no box "remove copy from server after retrieving a message" for gmail in prefrences, just for hotmail.
Now I am scared, will apple mail delete all my messages from the gmail server, and if it will, how do I prevent it from doing so?
I'm on my 14th email to iTunes support and after 14 days of not being able to log into my iTunes account, I'm getting a bit desperate. Every time I log in, I'm redirected to the login screen that asks for my account name and password. I've reset my password 4x and Apple has done it twice. Still no change. I'm not getting any response that my password is wrong and I'm allowed to fill in my credentials as many times as I want. It's just redirecting me to the login screen and asking me again. If I log out and back in, it tells me after login that I need to press "ok" to verify my account information, after which it redirects me to... the login screen.¬†
Recently i udgraded to Lion. It would not take my existing AppleID so i had to create a new one. Now i can't get my old information to go to the new account. I only want and need one. this is becoming worse than windows upgrade