I just purchased a iMac G5 iSight (PPC). It had OS 10.5.8 Installed. I have to install some programs.How do I go about changing the new iMac's old owner's ID and password with out reinstalling the operating system?
Not too long ago I went through a process of changing my user in OS X to another name. It seemed to go smoothly enough. However many of my old applications are owned by an "_unknown" now. This is fine and dandy, except that every time I go to rename or move something in these places, it either has to authenticate or just tells me I'm not allowed.
What would be a simple, effective way to change ownership on all files/folders tied to "_unknown" to my current user?
I was just playing around with my external hard-drive - the "Ownership & Permissions" section of it's Info - and accidently changed it from "You may Read & Write" to "You have No Access" and while trying to change it back it somehow wouldn't work and then as I tried to open folders inside it, everything was missing inside the folders (presumedly not deleted since there was still 100GB of space used). So I restarted my computer as well as the hard-drive and now it won't even show up on the desktop. The odd thing is I still have it as an icon on my dock and when I click on it to open it, it just says "The application "(null)" cannot be launched. -5000". If you need to know, I have an iMac Version 10.4.11. Does anyone know what is wrong and what I should do to get it all back to normal?
my 11 year old son just told me yesterday that he forgot his password on his imac. i don't know why he would have one, but he for got and now i need a way to get it back with out restoring the mac. i heard there is a prompt in terminal to get the password and possibly change it. does anyone know what this procedure would be?
My MB Pro has 1 user login, it's never been changed, re-created, etc.I can login to the laptop no problem, I can goto the User control panel and change the PW and it shows the single user as the admin.However I can't install software. It comes up and asks me for the password which is then rejected.Beyond reloading the OS not sure what options are. Did a permissions repair but no other luck.
I'm currently locked out of my Power Mac G5. While trying to install the latest Java for Mac OS x 10.5 Update 6 from Software Update, my admin. password was rejected as invalid. When I try to change my password in Accounts, my old password is rejected. I've entered this password a thousand times, and, yeah, I'm slightly senile, but caps lock isn't on.
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?
This is driving me nuts. When I go into the info for any file the take ownership option is greyed out. As a new mac user I've no idea how to change this. On windows you just right clicked and 'run as administrator' which is all `i want to do, but after 2 hours searching I'm tearing my hair out.
My brother bought my Mac Pro with his edu discount a month back. I'm selling the Mac Pro, but neither I nor my brother voluntarily registered the machine. Will it have been registered to him by default, in the Apple store, as I need to transfer the warranty to my customer, to whom I am selling the MP secondhand?.
I recently bought a new external drive and am trying to put all my old time machine backups on it. I was on the phone with Apple support for a little bit and they said the best way to do this is to just drag and drop the whole backups folder. When I do that, a little window pops up saying that I do not have ownership of the drive, how do I change that?
I have a server with a community and are downloading / making backups to my local computer. But I have problems with the permissions on the new downloaded catalogs and files. I know my ownership on the server, but how do I find what ownership I have on my local computer so I can do a:
I am about to receive a new Mac, which means that I will be selling the old one. I would just include the installer disks for the OS as part of the sale, but the last upgrade was downloaded and the proof of purchase is in the Cloud on the Apps Store. How do I transfer ownership of the OS with the computer?
I may be giving my macbook pro away as a present (so surprise will be involved). It's approx. 2 years old and there's only a few applications installed on it (I haven't used it much). After I remove the applications, what steps do I take to prepare for the ownership transfer? Do I have to call Apple support for this?
My son has an account on my macbook and recently he got into some trouble at school and I need to change his account password. Only problem is he will not tell me his password so I can make the changes. Even though Im the administrator I am not able to change his password without first typing in his.
I have always used PCs where I worked and now that I am retired, I purchased a beautiful 27" iMac (2.7GHz, Quad Core i5, 16GB memory, Lion OS X) and I absolutely love it! I feel like I have been working with only a half computer all my life. Here is my problem: Whenever I am asked for my Password, I have to hit the Enter key without typing anything in for the Password. Is there any wan I can set the password on my iMac?
Info: iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 27" 2.7Ghz Quad Core, 1TB hard dr
I have forgotten my password for the mac and I want to login with a password which it does not do at the moment. I want to change the account preferences but need a password. I have changed the password using the start up disk. but still does not recognize password. I have looked at the keychain software and tried to reset it, but that is locked as well so that also needs a password. Why does it not recognize the password when I reset it using the startup disk?