OS X V10.7 Lion :: Locked Out Of IMac - Admin Password Not Working For Accounts

Apr 3, 2012

I'm locked out of my computer. I set my iMac to require a password for accounts. Now when I start up 3 accounts appear: my name, my name with an A and guest. My admin. password won't work on any of them. What should I do?

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iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Admin Username And Password Not Working On MacBook Air

Apr 13, 2012

Three weeks ago I have bought and installed the new Lion Server (10.7.3) (previously Lion) on my Mac Air (via App Store), but returned it the day after through the Contact Portal of App Store. Since then my Admin Username and Password are not working anymore and the Lion Server is still existent in the system.

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Aug 1, 2009

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Jun 16, 2010

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Jun 30, 2012

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May 17, 2009

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Mar 31, 2012

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.7)

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Apr 9, 2012

I had to reset my admin password. I am running 10.7 but had to use the snow lepard disc. i was able to re-set it. Now when i restart the comp, it shows my accounts with its picture, but when i click on an account nothing happens. The screen is showing my accounts, and the options to restart, turn off or put the computer to sleep. What am i doing wrong. I cant sign on to any of my accounts.

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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.  

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iMac 24", Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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Mar 11, 2012

For the past month or so, any time I've tried to go through the process of installing an app that requires Installer to do the work, when it comes time to enter my admin password, nothing happens. The password box pops up, I enter the correct password (as when I enter an incorrect one it does its "incorrect password shake-thing") and, like always, the admin password box disappears. Normally at this point, the installer continues on to install the app, but instead it does absolutely nothing. I can click "Install" again to enter the password, but, again, nothing happens. I've tried changing my password, deleting preference files, doing a disk repair and permissions repair - nothing.

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Mar 20, 2012

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Mar 28, 2012

I recently changed the Admin Paswd of my Mac Mini and now I don't remeber the new one. What should I do?

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How do I reset my admin password?

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Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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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, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Apr 1, 2012

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May 18, 2012

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Mar 29, 2012

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Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Jul 1, 2012

After entering sudo command, terminal asks for password. After that it will not accept typing in password, I type and nothing appears. If I try to paste in password nothing happens.

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MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Apr 25, 2012

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May 28, 2012

Recently all the Mac's in my household forced a password change for both of the user accounts that I have on them. These are local accounts not domain accounts. It appears that something has expired the password on all my machines at around the same date. I do not or at least did not have a password policy set on these machines prior to this incident.I have searched the release notes for recent OS X updates and have not found any reference that explains this behavior. Hence, I am concerned that this could be malware/trojan activity however none of the scanners I have tried has detected any malware.

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iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Jun 26, 2012

I use an external hard drive for Time Machine backups and to store some larger video files in a folder called Videos.  The Videos folder on the external drive is now locked and I can't unlock it.  I go to Get Info, hit the lock icon and enter my password, but the "Locked" checkbox is greyed out in the General section.  In the Sharing and Permissions section, instead of displaying my name, it says "Fetching . . ." and I can't change the Privilege from "Write Only". 

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MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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