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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May 19, 2010

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

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Jul 18, 2010

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Jun 11, 2012

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Sep 2, 2009

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ALSO: I've read of a workaround using the single-user password reset option that goes as follows:
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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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Dec 21, 2008

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Apr 9, 2012

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