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HT1528: Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X

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  ACCIDENTALLY DELETED Backups.backupdb  folder (and subsequent website database) cannot recover from trash!!! Please Help!!!
by DigitalSniper in OS X Mountain Lion
98 4 1 day ago by Eric Root
  Connected as Admin, yet can't transfer file?  ***?
by Mike Janowski in OS X Mountain Lion
145 6 3 days ago by Eric Root
  Unable to disable root user
by vschafer in MacBook Pro
645 14 2 weeks ago by msz1
  Want to keep my apple id but want to change my user name
by mistlecove307 in Mac OS X v10.5 Leopard
212 3 1 month ago by BDAqua
  MAC OSX Error (needs to repair...) after Changing Short Name
by semihunk in MacBook Air
4,255 16 1 month ago by Corin See
  Want to use "at" and "cron", need root to set up, HT1528 missing step
by klavdivs in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
128 4 1 month ago by klavdivs
  I've enabled root user on my mac IOS 10.6. I am the administrator.  Now I want to log into another user account to check my daughters history.  Can I do that?
by 1newtomac in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
134 1 1 month ago by ClassicII
  This still works in Mavericks!
by HarmonicDreamz in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
90 0 1 month ago by HarmonicDreamz
  Administrator password not working (but not incorrect) - possible virus?
by Jesse Pepper in OS X Mountain Lion
197 2 2 months ago by Jesse Pepper
  Backup and delete old admin user account
by FrenchAlain55 in OS X Mavericks
1,566 10 3 months ago by FrenchAlain55
  how to change home directory name?
by idenizen in iMac (Intel)
5,490 11 3 months ago by baltwo
  Sounds doesn't come out of thunderbolt display
by kelfaij in Thunderbolt Display
5,183 13 3 months ago by KwakaZX14
  How do I reset the ROOT password using cmd line  in OSX 10.8??? Thanks.
by aramjc777 in OS X Mountain Lion
754 5 3 months ago by Kappy
  At http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1428, how do I accomplish Step 3. "Navigate to the /Users folder." once I am logged in as the root?
by deadflowers57 in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
313 7 3 months ago by andyBall_uk
  ¿Como puedo ser usuario roto en mavericks?
by SkowClick in OS X Mavericks
196 4 3 months ago by Barney-15E
  Can't use mount_smbfs as root?
by VPAhelp in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
6,930 40 3 months ago by tomoyuki.m
  Cannot disable root user
by Brian Bjarke Jensen in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
366 3 3 months ago by Alberto Ravasio
  Is there a way to access my files through another user account?
by tskil5802 in Mac OS X v10.6 Snow Leopard
284 1 4 months ago by Tlix
  change user directory name
by cavmac in OS X Mavericks
2,660 3 4 months ago by rachmac09
  Need Password Even to Empty Trash
by Ralston Champagnie in OS X Mavericks
304 6 5 months ago by ViShVa
  What are the steps to change root priviledges in 10.8.5?
by sbrown234 in OS X Mountain Lion
295 3 5 months ago by Eric Root
  How to change short name on Mavericks?
by bbergamin in Mac Pro
3,463 4 5 months ago by bbergamin
  Network drive permissions
by AsgardFleet82 in OS X Mountain Lion
1,456 10 5 months ago by annapolismeyer
  How to change name on Home folder?
by gilli2000 in iBook
44,194 37 5 months ago by apple_user999
  After update to Lion, Wi-Fi does not turn on
by Maurinho in OS X Mountain Lion
6,150 39 5 months ago by ando999
  How do I enable root for 10.8.5?
by znark in OS X Mountain Lion
3,095 11 6 months ago by Barney-15E
  How can I find 'hidden' files and maps on my external hard disk. My old disk had crashed, but the data were recovered, but now I cannot find the hidden files any longer ?
by Jack_from_EttenLeur in Mac OS X v10.7 Lion
348 0 7 months ago by Jack_from_EttenLeur
  how to reset root password
by markmf in OS X Mountain Lion
985 1 7 months ago by Eric Root
  how do I rename my account name in mountain lion
by qz0m77 in OS X Mountain Lion
47,407 51 7 months ago by LongRiver
  retreiving info from a mac os x 10.4 laptop after using unix
by starryskypirate in Mac OS X v10.4 Tiger
440 8 7 months ago by BDAqua

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