OS X Mavericks :: How To Change Admin Password On MacBook Air

Sep 10, 2014

How do I change the Admin password?  I am listed as administrator, but the password was on the Mac when I bought it. I have tried every possible password and none that I have ever used work.

MacBook Air, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Sep 2, 2014

i forgot my admin password and now can't change my preferences.  i have a macbook pro running maverick. 

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Jan 20, 2010

I recently got my computer fixed and ended up getting a new one. it is a mac book laptop. I changed the password before it got sent and i completely forgot it. They backed my new laptop up with my old hard drive so now i got my old stuff on the new one. I want to download this application so i can fix this .zip file but i need the admin password. I've tried using the install discs but they tell me to enter the admin. I've tried putting the install disc in and pushing c on start up but it just freezes on the white screen with the apple. Is there something wrong with my computer? should i contact the insurance company who i dealt with?

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MacBook Air :: OS X Mavericks (10.9.4) Factory Reset Without Admin Password

Dec 3, 2014

I have a Macbook air 10.9.4 ... I want to reset it to the factory settings. I do not know the admin password though. I tried doing to holding down command and R thing, but all that happened was a grey screen came up with a picture of a lock, and a block for a password to be entered in, but I don't have a password....

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PowerPC :: How To Change Admin Password On G5

Sep 2, 2009

I have inherited my uncle's computers and I'm having problems logging into his iMac G5 20". I have the original Tiger Install DVD, I put it in, restart, pressing C, etc., but the install DVD doesn't run and I just end up at the login screen. He also had an iBook G4 and I used the same trick to change the admin password - it worked just fine. Does anyone know why pressing C isn't starting up the install disk? Its the original.

ALSO: I've read of a workaround using the single-user password reset option that goes as follows:
- start computer pressing Command-S
- sh /etc/rc
- password 'Uncle Paul'
- enter a new password twice
- reboot

I'm afraid to do it though, because I need to gain access to my uncle's files before I reinstall. My parents insist of getting all his pictures and stuff (he was also writing his autobiography.) Will doing the above Command-S measure mess with any of his files?

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OS X :: How To Prohibit Admin Password Change In SL

Oct 13, 2009

I've a bit weird question but I've googled for the answer with no success.If I'm right, there exist many ways how to recover, change or delete Admin password on Leopard or even Snow Leopard...1) With install disc you can boot up and reset master password, I'm not sure how it is in SL but in Leopard it worked for me..2) Other way is restart mac hold cmd+s and type couple of commands...well more here: Link3) Any other ways...maybe..don't know them.

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Intel Mac :: Change Lost Admin User Password?

Apr 17, 2012

How do i change lost admin user password?

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OS X :: Unable To Change Permissions In Leopard / Asks For Admin Password

Apr 7, 2010

On 10.6.2, I noticed that in the Get Info window, permissions for a file could be changed without having to "unlock" the operation with the administrator password. This was not the case in Leopard, which required the admin password before permissions could be changed through the Get Info window.

I found this to be concerning from a security standpoint. I had hoped that 10.6.3 would fix the issue, but it still appears to be a problem. I've noticed this on three different machines, two with clean installs of 10.6 and one with an upgrade from 10.5. Does anyone else notice this issue? Am I right in assuming that this is a security issue? The ability for permissions to be changed for any file directly from the Finder's Get Info window without even an admin password seems to be rather insecure to me.

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OS X Mavericks :: Admin Account / Password Is Lost?

Jun 21, 2014

I seem to have lost my admin account detail on my OSX 10.9.3 macbook.

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MacBook Pro :: OS X Mavericks (10.9.5) How To Change Password For WiFi

Dec 9, 2014

I have a message saying another user is using my IP address so I want to change my wifi password but I can not figure out how to do this!  I have a mac book pro OS X 10.9.5.

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.5)

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OS X Mavericks :: Can't Change Password In Security And Privacy

Aug 23, 2014

Im trying to change apps that control my computer but I can no longer get access to privacy settings in "security & privacy."   I couldnt remember my old appleID password so just changed which means I cant update the login password in the general settings either. 

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4)

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Applications :: Unable To Enter Password In Terminal / Asks For Admin Password?

Jul 2, 2005

I am trying to uninstall Virex 7.5. I have got the Terminal uninstall command which opens Terminal. So far, so good. However, Terminal is asking me for my admin password but it's not allowing me to enter it. The cursor is not blinking it's just a solid black oblong - just bl**dy sitting there! Absolutely no response to any key except the enter key - then terminal helpfully says, 'Sorry, try again' What's going on? I just wanna get rid of Virex!!!

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OS X :: Unable To Setup Password / Admin Login Password Not Changing

May 23, 2010

I recently purchased a powerbook G4 running version 10.5.8. I am able to login to everything and set my username as the administrator, but I can not set a password for it, if i try to input a password or change the password I get an error message saying I have input an incorrect password. When I purchased the computer everything was blank except for the user name was set as mac user, as I said I was able to change the username but not the password.

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Intel Mac :: Cannot Change Admin User To Standard User (2 Admin Accounts)

Mar 6, 2012

When I purchased my iMac a few years ago, I created one user account and just started using my computer.  I am trying to implement a few Safe Computing practices by creating a new Admin user account and changing my original user account to a Standard user.   

For some reason, I cannot change either of the accounts to a standard user after I type in the password.  I've logged in as both and tried to change the other user profile to a standard user, but the checkbox is greyed out on both of the Admin User accounts.    

I can create a new standard user, but I have everyting set the way I like it on my current Admin user account.  It would be much easier to have a new Admin User account and "Downgrade" my original Admin account to a standard user account.   

why the option to change from an Admin user to a standard user would be "Greyed Out"?  The support articles walk me through, what should be a few simple steps, but I can not change the settings because the checkbox is greyed out.  

iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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MacBook Pro :: Resetting The Admin Password?

Jul 24, 2009

So i was resetting the admin password for a friend on his macbook and after i have done this ive had nothin but problems. After the reset it kept asking him for keychain passwords when he would try to open programs i got that taken care of but, now everytime he restarts his cmoputer he has to type in his password to login, he wants it set up so that he just hits the on button and thats its. I cant find what to do now,

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MacBook Pro :: Reset The Admin Password?

Apr 4, 2012

If I reset my macbook pro admin password, would it erase my files?

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MacBook :: Reset The Admin Password?

Apr 9, 2012

I have a macbook pro and I dont remember the admin password.Its running on 10.6.8. how do I reset the admin password.

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MacBook :: Have Forgotten Admin Password For It?

Apr 30, 2012

have forgotten my admin password for my macbook. i can't update itunes and get icloud. was told to reinstall mac os x disks. is this right? will it delete eveything?


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MacBook Pro :: How To Restore An Admin Password

May 26, 2012

This is so weird, but my brother discovered my password for my account that is the admin, he changed the password, he didn't select the login option with password, but i cant install apps. How can I restore my password?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Reset The Admin Password

Jun 14, 2012

I forgot my admin password on my macbook pro which has the lion software. Is there anyway to reset it without bringing it in to the store, and getting charge too much money for it? I tried the steps that I found online and nothing seems to work!

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MacBook Pro :: Lost My Admin Password

Jun 22, 2012

I cant seem to add software or to update my adobe flash player. For example, when I got to update the flash player it instead asks me to type your password to allow Install Adobe Flash Player to make changes. It lists my name but for the life of me I dont remember the password (in reality I dont recall setting it up).

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MacBook Pro :: Reset The Admin Password To A New One?

Jun 23, 2012

How to reset the admin password to a new one?

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MacBook :: Need To Reset Admin Password

Aug 28, 2014

I have an old Macbook and need to download some printer software. I have forgotten my admin password and no longer have the utility disk. How can I reset my password without the disk?

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Software :: Admin Password Keep Returning To Old Password?

May 19, 2010

I have been trying to change my admin password, but the password keep getting replaced with the old admin password.

I have try resetting it with the Mac CD, but it still return to the old password.

Can anyone give my step by step instruction on changing the admin password.

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MacBook :: How To Reset Admin Login Password

Feb 27, 2012

So I had my Macbook repaired, the hard drive wiped clean and OS X snow leoprd reinstalled. When I arrived home I downloaded and installed OS X Lion. The Mac-authorized techy had left all of the passwords blank fo me to fill in. So how do I set the new Admin login pw? 

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: How To Recover Forgotten Admin Password

Mar 13, 2012

how to recover my forgotten Admin password?

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MacBook :: Find Admin Username And Password?

Mar 22, 2012

Factory refurb came with Leopard already installed, didn't include disks, and never prompted me to create admin info. Really just want to install Flash... Everytime I try to install it asks me for my admin username and password. Username is always filled in as "user", but password is blank.


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MacBook Air :: What Is The Default Password For Mac_user Admin

Apr 21, 2012

what is the default password on macbook air for mac_user admin?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Reset Admin Password On MacBook

Jun 28, 2012

I forgot my iMac password. It did not come with a disc. Is there a way to reset my admin password?

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MacBook Pro :: Forgot Admin Password / How To Reset It

Aug 26, 2014

forgot admin password, currently using guest account.  how do i reset admin password? I have not be able to restart/shutdown computer because i need permission from administrator...

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