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Resetting Mac Os Passwords?
Posted 22 October 2005 - 03:18 AM
I'm still considered to be a newbie (very new actually), but is there any way to reset or retrieve the password somehow? I see methods of doing this for Windows XP if the admin loses the password...just wondering if it's possible on a Mac.
Not sure if you want the specifics, but if there is a method/program to make it work from Mac OS 8.6 and up, that would be great.
Posted 22 October 2005 - 10:56 AM
I need more information: Which system is the computer running? Which password are you talking about and where are you currently (Logged In but can't change system settings or logged out)?
In Mac OS X there are definitively ways to reset the Masterpassword, when logged out. You should check the apple.com support database out for that purpose.
In MAC OS 9 the multi-user thing was kind of new, so I don't know.
In OS 8 there was no multi-user support as far as I remember and know.
So you have to get more specific, please!
Posted 25 October 2005 - 01:47 PM
Would suggest that you search the apple.com Support database, it is huge and it will have better solutions than I have. Just for verification: You need the data on the disk, right?
Posted 26 October 2005 - 01:19 AM
I hate these macs Replaced hard drive and cd drive without any luck booting from CD. I brought it for in-house repair and once again (as I expected), the repair made was a bad contact. Guess it must mean something was loose in there. Reinstalled the whole OS since the user didn't need the data backed up.
Thanks. I will check out the Apple website.
Posted 21 November 2005 - 07:20 PM
Posted 22 November 2005 - 03:10 AM
I think I did find out how to reset the password for Mac OS X though. See this link on the Apple site.
Is there a way to do this for OS 8.6, 9.1 and 9.2 also? Can't find them in the apple support site nor during my online searching...
Posted 22 November 2005 - 04:44 PM
You boot from CD by holding "c" on startup.
Posted 23 November 2005 - 12:33 AM
Don't think it will work with OS 9 CD because the installer (as far as I know) doesn't have that reset password option. I try to avoid the reinstall, even though it's pretty quick because some users want to keep their data. But if that's what it comes down to...
Posted 28 November 2005 - 02:20 PM
So get it on, boot from the system CD and work that out :-) There seems to be no easy way.
Posted 08 June 2008 - 05:55 AM
Resetting Mac Os Passwords?
I bought an iMac at a garage sale for my grandkids.
No disc, no applications, nothing...Just the computer.
When I turn it on it seems to boot fine, inits pop up...Then...It asks me for a password. Any recommendations...Or am I out of luck?
-question by Drew
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