Reset Mac OS X For New User Adn Wipe All Data?

Jun 22, 2012

How do you reset Mac OS X for a new user adn wipe all data?

MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.0.x)


MacBook Pro :: Wipe / Reset It With Retina Display?

Jun 19, 2012

I just got my new macbook pro! But I put information from another that I don't want. So how can you wipe without a disk besides bringing it to Apple?

Info:MacBook Pro with Retina display, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X :: Does The Free Space Wipe Option Also Wipe The Slack Files On The Hard Drive

Dec 15, 2008

When using the Disk Utility free space wipe to wipe sensitive data (using the 7 times option), I thought that would be sufficient.

I was wondering though, does the free space wipe option also wipe the slack files on the hard drive? Is this even an issue for a Mac? (I know on Windows the slack file needs to be wiped for a completely secure erase, right?)

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OS X :: Reset User Folder Location - Cannot Log In

Nov 5, 2009

I was trying to re locate my user folders to a different internal HD so i could have just my OS on the boot drive to speed things up, but now i have failed epically. I cannot log in after restart.

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OS X :: Can't Reset Password From Single User?

Nov 25, 2009

Mounted to drive, booted into single user mode, yet trying to reset the admin password with "passwd" gives me a "cannot create session" error. Has anybody seen this before?

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OS X :: Way To Reset Preferences And User Settings?

Feb 12, 2010

Running OS 10.6.2. A couple of days ago I noticed that my iCal was completely blank. Everything gone. Odd, but not a big problem - I just restored it from my iPhone. I just rebooted twenty minutes ago and my user profile has been completely reset - from the desktop settings to individual application settings. I haven't had any data loss as far as I can tell, but every single application setting has been reset - I've lost my bookmarks, startup settings, RSS subscriptions, everything that could possibly be customized within an application.

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MacBook :: How To Reset User Password

Jun 10, 2012

how to restore my mac book to factory with no disk

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MacBook Pro :: Reset The Administrative User?

Jun 29, 2012

Got a new macbook pro for my son and migrated his user that had parental controls to the new system.  Now i can't do anything with the system. Almost everything is locked out. I would normally reinstall the operating system but it didn't come with a disk.

MacBook Pro

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OS X :: How To Reset User Settings (No Sleep Mode)

Sep 6, 2009

Starting a couple of days ago, my 2009 iMac won't sleep. I created another user and when that user is logged in sleep is working fine. This leads me to suspect that some of the user settings are clobbered and I need to reset them to get things normal again without having to reload the system. Can someone tell me what files I need to trash to get my user settings wiped out? Alternatively I could always do a fresh reload of the system and then just recover my last Time Machine backup of my applications but NOT recover my settings.

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App Store :: Can't Reset Corrupted Apple User Name

Mar 29, 2012

I cannot update apps because i purchased under corrupt username [URL]. So app store ask for password for this corrupted email address which i dont know. If I try to reset pw the app store sends retrival email to this corrupted address that i cannot aceess. Also i cannot reset pw through security question because will not accept my date of birth date.

How can i change theApp store username "warren.crt@gmail.comt" to the correct username ""?

iPad 2, iOS 5.1

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Reset User Account On IMac

Apr 3, 2012

I have created user accounts on my iMac for each of my kids. Whenever we try to login to my daughter's account, we see the standard 'galaxy' background, then a flash of gray, then the background again and then that process repeats over and over. The DVD Player app is running, but I cannot figure out a way to kill it or get out of the endless loop. Everytime she logs in, I end up having to hold the button on the back of the computer to shut it off, then restart everything.

Is there a way to sign in to her account without having all the applications launched that were running when she signed out? I think that might be the first step to fixing everything, but I can't figure out how to do that. Is there a preferences file I can kill? Or are there aliases in a folder somewhere that contain the items to be relaunched at startup? Her account is managed under parental controls.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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Intel Mac :: Reset User Password On Lion?

Jun 15, 2012

i need to reset the passwords to log on to osx lion. how can i manage that? i don´t have any cd´s or dvd´s. only older versions. but it looks like that they don´t work on that imac. i have two partitions, one is the normal MAC hd and the other is the Recovery HD. do i have to restore the instalation ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Apple ID Can Be Used To Reset User Account Password

Apr 11, 2012

How can I change my account password without using my apple id credentials to do so because that doesn't work. It doesn't prompt me to change my account password after entering my apple id credentials. It will not recognize my credentials.

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), iOS 5.1

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OS X :: Leopard - Admin Reset - Data Recovery From Main User?

Jan 31, 2010

Recently I lost my admin identity password and consequently I was unable to trash applications or any file requiring the admin password. And so I reset this by reinstalling the setup (this is a bit of a hack I learned about through Youtube). After rebooting the system I was asked to create a new admin which I did and then I was asked whether I wanted to transfer the data � I answered no to this option.

All my data (files, folders, photos, music, etc. now resides in an identity called Main User. How do I import all this material into my new admin identity or manage this such that all the preferences, bookmarks, Microsoft email user identity and all privileges are restored to how they were before?

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IMac :: How To Delete A User From IMac After Reboot, Using Os X Install Dvd To Reset Keychain

May 25, 2010

I forgot my admin password on my iMac recently and so i used the reboot with OS X snow leopard install disc to reset the keychain, but now on my login screen, it used to be just my account name, there is one called "Other" so i went into accounts in system preferences and tried to delete it but it isnt there?is really annoying me p.s. the "other account" isnt actually an account it says "Other" and when you click on it asks for your username and i type in the admin accounts name and password (admin account is the only one on this computer), and it just opens up my admin account.

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MacBook Air :: How To Completely Reset Computer So That Passwords Are Disabled / Reset

Jul 4, 2012

It has been a while i havnt used my MacBook Air. I forgot my passwords to enter.How do I completely reset my computer so that passwords are disabled or just reset?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4), TalkTalk; Huawei Echolife HG532

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OS X :: Transfer All User Data From One User To A New User On The Same Mac Under 10.6?

Jan 12, 2010

How can i transfer eveyhing exactly as is it from main admin user to another admin user and then delete the main admin user...???

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OS X :: Transfer All User Data From One User To Other User On The Mac Under 10.6

Jan 12, 2010

+can You Guys Pls Explain Me... How Can I Transfer Eveyhing Exactly As Is It From Main Admin User To Another Admin User And Then Delete The Main Admin User...???

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Applications :: Transfer Personal Data From Home User To New User On Same MacBook?

Sep 3, 2009

I have tried very hard to find the answer to my transferring question, but nowhere do I find my answer nor does Apple offer free help or even help by email.

So here is my issue. I want to transfer all my personal data from my HOME user account on my MacBook to a NEW user account on the SAME MacBook. The reason is that my Microsoft Office has a certain issue that is only solvable by starting up in a new user. So now I want to transfer all the personality, data, files, and all that from my home user to the new user on the same computer. After that, I want to delete the old Home user and make the new user the default home user account.

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Intel Mac :: Screen Appears Discolored And Distorted On One User And Fine On Another User?

Feb 8, 2012

My screen appears discolored and distorted on one user and fine on another user.

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OS X :: Creating An Adminstrator User In Single User Mode In Tiger?

Apr 15, 2008

I lost the install disk for my computer (Mac OS X 10.4, Tiger), and need to change my password (I forgot it ). I can only access single user mode. Is there any way that I can create an Administrator-Status user in Single User Mode? (NOTE: The "root" user isn't really an option since I enabled it a while ago and it has the same password as my current user, which I forgot...).

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OS X :: Logging Out User Whos Logged In Through Fast User Switching

Nov 27, 2009

Is there anyway to logout a user whos logged in through fast user switching.Mrs has used the pc and left herself logged in so its running slow and annoying me, but I dont know her password.I thought maybe kill the loginwindow process but thats shown as under my account (which is also logged in)

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MacBook Pro :: Delete Other User In User And Groups Accounts?

Mar 24, 2012

i wanna know how to delete other users in users and group accounts ? i want to delete guest account optioin into that..

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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EMac :: Can't Wipe The HD

Jun 20, 2012

I have just replaced my old eMac, and want to recycle it. So I need to wipe the HD. I tried to use Disc Utilities, and it wouldn't do it. I went to the page to restore/erase, etc. but when I selected my HD, the button for 'erase' was grayed out.

eMac, Mac OS X (10.3.9)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Delete An App As Guest User/no User?

Mar 17, 2012

I purchased App for MacBook. It is alternative to lock screen. 

I set password etc followed instructions (no need of lecture me) and it has locked me out of my MacBook and the password I set up does not work... 

Im just wondering if there is a way to delete this App without having to log in as the only other account on my MacBook is Guest. I can't use my Mac at all with this app as it will not allow me to enter my account

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Changing User 95 To User 0

May 21, 2012

I have been getting these messages below in the list of feedback that Disk Utility generates during a "Repair Disk Permissions" run for at least 3 years now (through several OS updates). I am currently running 10.6.8 for the past several months.Is there an easy/SAFE way to repait this USER issue? I don't know if it is causing me any problems, but obviously it is not what it should be.[code]

Mac Pro Dual 2.8GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon (8-core), Mac OS X (10.5.8), 16 Gig Ram, ATI HD 2600 (slot1), GT-120(slot2), Airport Extreme

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IMac :: How Can Keep Programs But Wipe Everything Else

Dec 5, 2010

I have an application that WILL NOT DELETE! I move it to the trash it does nothing. It stays there. I took my iMac to the Apple store and they said I would need to wipe my computer clean... I am fine with that but I have some expensive programs... i.e. Photoshop Lightroom etc. how can I keep those programs but wipe everything else?

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OS X :: How To Completely Wipe The Hdd Permanently.

Dec 3, 2008

Im selling my macbook and Im just wondering whats the best way to format the hard drive.

I have read online it is very easy to recover files and I do not want this to happen.

Can anyone tell me how to completely wipe the hdd permanently.

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OS X :: Wipe Down Keyboard On MacBook?

Mar 30, 2009

Like whenever I wipe down my keyboard on my MacBook. I always think how convinient that would be to have a keyboard lock because I don't feel like shutting down to do a wipe down.

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OS X :: Wipe Everything Off Mac Except Operating System

Mar 30, 2010

what I would like to is to wipe everything off my mac (second hand) so that I can start again with everything clean and fresh. I've done this sort of thing before with other Macs by simply reinstalling the the start up disk - but this is where the problem lies - the disk that came with the Mac is only for OS 10.4.10 (Tiger) and the Mac is currently running OS 10.5.6 (Leopard) and I don't really want to downgrade (the weird thing is the Mac came with Leopard from the factory so I don't know whey it wasn't supplied with the disk). So is there any way I can delete everything else off the Mac (files, programs - AND MOST IMPORTANTLY change the "home file" name) with out loosing Leopard?

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MacBook Pro :: How Exactly Do I Completely Wipe

Mar 25, 2012

My MBP has been acting strangly for more than two months now. It started with taking a couple minutes to locate the WiFi, then just general slowness, and now is so troublesome that I want to just wipe it completely to factory fresh and try again. I nearly chucked it out a wondow today, the first time a Mac has made me feel like I was using a PC.I originally posted quite awhile ago (url...) although 300+ reads got not a single reply. So I don't know whether I am even posting this in the right this more likely a Lion problem? Or something else? I don't know and am tired of being stressed. Had an important paper to write today and probably should have used my iPhone rather than trying to convince my MBP to work.

I have repaired the permissions, zapped the PRAM, re-installed Lion, re-RE-installed Lion, and tried just living in Safe Boot Mode. I just want my Mac to work, as it always has in the past. So now, let's just start fresh and see what happens. Except guess what? I can't find any specific instructions as to how to even do THAT.So I am begging someone to give me simple instructions to erase my hard drive so I can just start over.

Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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MacBook Pro :: Wipe System Before Selling?

Aug 29, 2010

So I buy a MacBook Pro 13 (super local deal) and my second post here is how to sell it! (I'm thinking about selling or returing it and getting the 15.) I have not done anything but the usuall new computer stuff that you walk through up when you turn it on for the first time and downloading Open Office to try it out. What is the best way to clear any data and reset it to factory spec so I don't leave any information?

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MacBook Air :: Wipe - Not Recognizing New Machine

Oct 28, 2010

I've owned my macbook air for less than 12 hours, and it's already f'd. I normally use a time-capsule to back up my old macbook. I had filevault turned on, on my old macbook (and so I guess it was also applied to the data on the time-capsule) -I turned on my new MBA and told it to take all the macbook data (including login profiles etc) off of my time capsule. I figured this would be easier than migrating components of the data over.-Now, I can't login to my profile on my new macbook air. I have the right password, but it's saying that filevault can access the data, or something. Maybe it's because it's not recognizing the new machine. -At this point, I just want to start fresh with the macbook air. I stuck that little reboot key in the usb port and re-installed the software. Unfortunately, after I did that, the old login profile (which I can't access) were still on there. I get it - I'm bad with computers. Even with the really user-friendly, idiot-proof ones.

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Mac Pro :: Securely Wiping / Want To Wipe All The Files?

Dec 10, 2010

I just bought a new macbook pro and I want to wipe all the files and give my old one away as a gift. However I dont want anyone having a chance to recover any old files. Also, I do NOT have the intallation disk for my old mac...

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OS X :: Wipe Personal Mail Data?

May 10, 2008

I've searched the forums, but nothing seems to answer my question specifically. I'm giving my computer to my mother and I wanted to permanently wipe all my data/documents for two reasons: 1. To allow her the maximum amount of space and 2. To clear up any embarrassing emails... etc. which I know I have.So,I diligently went in and erased all my mail from "Mail".I went into Users/MyName/Library -etc and found anything mail related and deleted that (as far as I could tell I was erasing all my folders, in box, out box, downloaded files etc.) I also hit "empty trash" after I deleted stuff. However, when I did a search using "spotlight" it was showing up old emails I thought I had permanently deleted. Eek! I found this by accident when I was teaching my mother about "spotlight". My mother's not computer savvy enough to even remember how to use spotlight... but nevertheless I don't want my stuff on there. Other than doing a clean swipe of my hard drive and reinstalling the operating system. (i had OS X 10.3.9) and a friend updated me to OS X 10.4 - yes for free... naughty me... I don't feel guilty coz I did buy a whole new computer coz my 3 1/2 year old couldn't do what I wanted anymore - ie burn dvds, video record, wifi, more than 40GB HD... so they made a lot of money out of me! Anyway. I also don't really want to wipe the applications just in case something happens to my new computer. I'd like to be able to use the old one as a back up.....

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