OS X V10.7 Lion :: Freshly Created Account Is Admin-Account By Default?

May 27, 2012

A freshly created account under 10.7.4. is a Admin account by default. The checkbox "Allow user to administer this computer" is grayed out. I end up with an Admin account and there is no way to convert this account into a Standard account. Facts: 10.7.4 - clean install on a current iMac i5 Freshly created account uses name of a deleted older account (my name)Repaired permissions several times (disk utility and "resetpassword utility" via terminal and safe boot)The older account had been relocated to a external disc for security reasons. There the access rights got corrupted so that I wanted to freshly create a new account and copy all files from a  backup. how to create a new account for me? 

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Intel Mac :: Change Admin Account And Use Folder From Old Account?

Mar 30, 2012

I created a new admin account, and now I need to get all folders like Music, Documents, Video etc from old admin account. So, if I loged in as a new admin I see all folders with red sign in the coner and don't have permistion to see them or move. What are my options? 

I do have Time Machine backup from old admin account, but it also doesn't let me open folders from the new admin.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 2.93GHz Quad-Core Intel Core i7

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Create A New Admin Account?

Mar 2, 2012

Is it possible to create a new admin account, transfer all the information from my current to new, then delete the old admin account?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Changed My Admin Account To Standard

May 19, 2012

I installed Mac OS X Server from Mac App Store. Then I deleted it, but Mac OS X Server changed my administrator account to standard account and I cannot administrate my Mac mini :-(. I cannot use my password and there is not any other administrator account. Do you know to change back my standard account to administator account?

Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.4), Mac OS X Server

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Login To Admin Account After Restart?

Jun 6, 2012

I can not login to admin account with right password but I can login  to user account. From user account I get the chance to reset password to admin account. After Logoff it's allowing me to log in to admin account with all data access . Problem is repeated after restarting Macbook pro -saying password to admin is incorrect. I have FileVault turn on , and the all updates and after pick up from apple service?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Active Directory And Local Admin Account?

Jun 27, 2012

We have a local Admin account on all Macs, enterprise wide, for local and remote administration.

All Macs are joined to Active Directory. Our users DO NOT have Admin rights. 

On ALL our LION Macs (10.7.4), when joined to Active Directory, we lose functionality to the local Admin account.

We can log into the local Admin account, but the desktop is useless. Nothing opens. We cannot create any files/folders without getting an Access Denied error.

AND then best part... everything on the Desktop, files/folders, are gone! Almost like a bran spankin' new account. With no access to anything locally. 

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Apr 10, 2012

Unfortunately, I got hit with Flashback on my imac. I've removed it with ClamAV and now I'm trying to clean things up and learn from my own mistakes. I've disabled Java and I am in the process of changing all my passwords everywhere I can.One mistake I had made was to use myself as administrator as my only account.I would like to change that, but one reason I hadn't done so earlier is that everything I've done and set up for the last 10 years is in my administrator account.

Is there a simple way to transfer everything over to the user account, rather than starting with a blank slate and trying to set things up from memory? And if so, should I then erase or delete things from my admin account? Which things and how do I do that quickly? I know I shouldn't have been using my admin account as user, but it didn't seem like a big deal back in 2002. Now I've been burned, and I want to get this fixed.

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Intel Mac :: How To Know When User Account Was Created

Apr 10, 2012

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MacBook Pro :: OS Lion Couldn't Access Guest Account And New User Account

May 24, 2012

I bought this new MacBook Pro a month ago.  When I try logging into my guest account, it froze.  I had no other alternative but to get out of it by pressing the power button.  Then I tried open a new user account to see if it also has the same problem.  Unfortunately it did have the same problem - froze after I logged in.  I had done a harddisk check, there seemed to be no problem.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Mac OS X Lion Server :: Change A Local Account To A Open Directory Account?

Jun 3, 2012

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Mac mini Server (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4), Lion Server

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Migrating Data From A Corrupt User Account To A New Account On The Same Mac?

Apr 22, 2012

Does anyone know the correct proceedure for migrating data from a corrupt user account to a new account on the same mac? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: AD Account Canot Create A Mobile Account

Apr 10, 2012

Working on a 2011 Macbook Pro with 10.7.3.I"ve setup many other macs with the same build and they all have created the mobile account when logging in for the first time, but this one will not allow the mobile account to get created.I'm connected to the line that gives me LAN access. I can log in with my own credencials and that works fine.I suspect it's the way the AD account is setup on the server but I'm not an admin for that. The same account sets up fine on a Windows box.Once I log in for the first time, it goes directly to the desktop. Basicly a local account but no user directory is created. With Fast User Switching turned on I see that it's showing someone elses name there, not the user that I logged in with. i.e. It should show 'joe jones' but it's showing 'fred smith'

Can't get screen grabs because there is no access. Can't show the FInder drives for the same reason, even if I go make the user an admin from a local admin account.I've seen some fixes in the forums but nothing works.I could just give in and create a local account an leave it at that, but that is not a fix

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Software :: Created New Email Account - Cannot Receive Messages

Sep 4, 2009

I created a new account on my iMac so that she can use my iMac. I deactivated her email account in Mail in my account and activated it in Mail in her account. (Using 10.5.7 and Mail 3.6). She can send mail but not receive mail. If she sends me an email from her account, I can get it when I log in to Mail in my account. However, when I send an email to her, it is sent - but nothing shows up when Check Mail is clicked on her Mail. (If I reactivate her account in my Mail and click Check Mail, I can receive the messages that should have been sent to her account - but I don't want this to happen!).

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Created A Second Account On Macbook Have Parental Controls On To Limit

Jun 8, 2012

I created a second account on my Macbook, have parental controls on to limit, "adult material," however when i go onto that user name the safari shows up with a "?" and wont allow me to even access safari. I double checked to make sure I have allowed the user to use the internet. what am i doing wrong?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X Technologies :: Add Account Privileges To A Newly Created File?

Jun 11, 2012

I have multipe accounts on my Mac.  Two of them need to share certain files, but not with everyone else so I can't use the Shared folder.  When I create a new text file with AppleScript it has default ownership to the account that created it, but I need to give read & write privilages to it to the other account as well.  I can do this manually, but there are lots of files sometimes.  One trick I've found is to reset privilages from the next higher folder.  This saves time, but sometimes I forget.  Also when I do this it causes Time Machine to think all the files in that folder have been updated.  If the folder is large it may cause Time Machine to purge a old backup version.  What I'd like to do is find some AppleScript code I can use to add user "A" with read & write access to the permissions of a new file at the time my AppleScript creates that file.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4), 15 GB

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OS X :: Use Admin Account Always On New Mac?

Jun 25, 2009

I am new to the mac world (first mac ever coming tomorrow probably) and I've been trying to gather as much info as possible, so I am not totally helpless when it arrives. One thing I saw somewhere (can't quite remember where it was) was a guy suggesting that users (or new users, can't remember) didn't use their admin account all the time, have your admin account apart from your day-to-day account. Is this something I should do? What are the main differences between using an account without admin privileges and one with them?

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OS X :: Admin Or Standard - Which Account Should Be Used?

May 24, 2009

I'm the only one who uses my mac, I have an Admin account which is my main account. Should I use a Standard account instead as my main account and only use the Admin account when doing major stuff.

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OS X :: Using Normal Account Instead Of Admin Is Better?

Aug 8, 2009

I read on www.mactricksandtips.com that I should use a normal acc instead of an admin acc. What do you think?

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OS X :: No Admin Account Anymore On Mac

Nov 27, 2009

How it happened but I basically don't have an administrative account anymore, all I have is 1 standard user. I cannot boot into single user and I do not have the install disks and I was wondering if anybody had a solution to either turn my current user into an admin or create a new admin.

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OS X :: Removing Admin Account On Second Hand Mac?

Sep 24, 2010

Just bought a second hand mac mini only to find that there was still a password protected admin account on the OS. I've tried re-installing snow leopard (by holding 'c' at start up) but it has not removed the account. I am unable to change any settings on the mac at present because I require the admin password. Does anyone know how to remove the admin account and take the mac back to factory settings?

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OS X :: Any Way To Get Into Admin Account On School Laptop

Oct 2, 2010

I need to find a way to get into the admin account on my school laptop. The way I did it last was reset the PRAM and get into safemode to delete a startup file so I could make another admin account and change passwords that way. But I'm pretty sure the IT people at my school did something weird to these things. When you take the battery and L-bracket out and remove a stick of RAM and all that and hold down option+command+P+R to reset the parameter RAM, it doesn't even restart or ding. I've done this many many times last year so there's no chance I'm doing wrong. It's not just my computer that won't boot into safemode either. I'm cool with using discs, but I don't know if I'd need an admin password to use them.

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OS X :: Admin Account Reseted After SL Upgrade

Sep 20, 2009

A week after upgrading to SL, I accidentally logged into the guest account. After an unusual long waiting time, it took me back to the log in screen. Now I entered correctly my usual admin account only to find that everything had been reseted (just as a guest account is being reseted). I had lost my home folder, mail, bookmarks, dock and preferences, movies, itunes, iphoto. Fortunately I had a 5 day old TimeMachine backup, which helped me restore most of my lost stuff (except my movie collection, due to its large size - I had excluded it from TM backups, dammit, as well as some more recent iPhoto updates)

All in all it has taken me 5-6 hours restoring everything to its previous condition and trying to recover the deleted pics from the cams memory card.And I am still experiencing some issues with Mail.app, which says it is incompatible with 10.6.1 for some unknown reasons (will have to delete and reinstall). This issue doesn't seem to be unique:
Next time I will wait for the first major patch before I update my Mac; let some other idiots play the experimentees for Apple, before they find and fix such fatal bugs.

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OS X :: IMac Slow On Old Admin Account?

Jan 20, 2010

Last week my iMac (20", 2.4 ghz running 10.6.2) got incredibly slow. I've checked all the usual stuff - recently installed programs, Activity Monitor, reset the PRAM, restarted many times, software update, verified disk, repaired permissions etc etc.

The only thing I know is that the problem exists on my regular admin account, but not on an extra account I have, and not on a new admin account I just set up. At this point I don't think I can figure out what exactly is causing the problem on the old admin account.

1) Is it possible to let my new admin account access all the docs, mails, movies, music, prefs etc in my old admin account? How? I initially thought I could move the important things over to my new account manually. I tried to copy my mail folders in my Library over to my external harddisk, and then moved them to the correct place in my new admin account. I changed the permissions to read and write. But Mail won't open in the new account, and tells me it's because of the permissions on the mail folder.

2) Is it possible to use my Time Machine back-up to let my new admin account behave as if it's my old account?

3) Should I just reinstalled SL and create a new account and then restore from Time Machine when logged into that account?

I have to do something, because the old account is waaaay too slow to use for any length of time. But I don't know the best way to go about this. I realise I might just reimport the problem as well.

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OS X :: Admin Account Changed - Going To Mess Up Mac?

Feb 3, 2010

I recently took my iMac into a Mac store to get a new hard drive because the old one bit the dust. When I got back home, I realized that the apple "genius" spelt my name wrong as the admin. I know its' not a big deal but this bugs me to death. So, I made a new admin with my correctly spelled name and deleted the mispelled name. Is this ok or is this going to jack up my computer?

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MacBook Pro :: Best To Use Standard Account Rather Than Admin?

Apr 19, 2010

Someone told me its best to use a standard account instead of a admin account for every day usage as its better for security reasons on my new MBP. They say u can always install apps on a standard account. Whats everyone view on this?

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OS X :: No Admin Account - Asks For Password

Jun 18, 2010

so my install of snow leopard stopped booting, I plugged the hdd into another mac and did a new install (I manged to *upgrade* from 10.6.4 to 10.6.0) but now there is no admin accounts and I can't enable admin on my account because it asks for an admin password.

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OS X :: How To Upgrade Account To Admin - Any Options?

Jul 24, 2010

I want to upgrade one of my accounts on Mac OS X to admin privileges but I am not seeing the option from my admin account. I couldn't find anything on Google, is it possible to do this without deleting the account and making a whole new one?

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OS X :: Guest Account Appears But Admin Not Found

May 27, 2010

I have a MacBook Air with Mac OS X 10.5.7 When i turned on my laptop, the guest account was active and i could login to it. However my own personal admin account was not found on the startup screen. Just the guess account. This occurred overnight. WHERE IS MY ACCOUNT!?

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OS X :: Creating New Admin Account And Deleting Current Possible?

Aug 3, 2010

I am passing my old iMac (450mhz imac dv) running 10.4 to a new user, and I would like to create a new admin account and delete the current, but can't seem to see a way to do that. If it is not possible, can I change the name and password for a new owner?

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OS X :: Add And Delete Admin Account In Terminal Application

Sep 25, 2010

I need some help to walk through adding an admin account and then deleting it after a software install on my kid's mac. I can get into single user mode, but I need some explicit instructions to add an admin account (for the purposes of installing a keylogger) then deleting the account without affecting his computer. thanks for sending me a message if you can help me with some of the commands to do this. There are a lot of instructions on the commands, but I don't want to mess it up.

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