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user password not accepted after migration

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Urs Gruetzner Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
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Nov 7, 2012 2:23 AM

Source: iMac Lion OSX.7.4  Destination iMac OSX6.8

 

 

Problem: user password is not accepted after migration

 

 

What I did: Tried to migrate over the LAN, but in the migration assistant the other Mac was mutually never recognized. (Did migrations several times successfully in our LAN before). Last time the LIon Mac was the destination, who is now the source.

 

I backupped then the  user with Time machine on the Lion and installed it with the migration assistant on the Snow Leopard system. As as the password was not accepted, I repeated the backup/migration process once. No help

 

I reset in System Prefs/User accounts the password of that user. But cannot login either

 

First time, that a migration process fails for me.

 

 

Any help is appreciated

 

Thanks

 

Urs

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)
  • Ibookg4osx10.4.11 Calculating status...
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    Nov 7, 2012 3:26 AM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)

    Try using spaces. If not then you might need to restore your computer using software disks that were included with it. Also here is a trick you can try, Type nothing just as soon as the password window pops up click OK don't type anything. Hope this helps!

  • SuperioRoot Calculating status...
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    Nov 8, 2012 1:34 AM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)

    Boot holding option.

    Enter Recovery HD

    Open Terminal from Utilities menu.

    Enter: resetpassword

    Hit return.

    Select your volume and user.

    Enter new password and restart.

    Update your login keychain password (matches your original login password) or create a new one.

  • SuperioRoot Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 1:35 AM (in response to SuperioRoot)

    Just noticed you migrated FROM 10.7 to 10.6.

     

    Erase and reinstall.

  • SuperioRoot Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 1:42 AM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)

    You should never restore a newer backup to an older OS or even System. The Mac OS is not designed to downgrade like that and run perfectly. I'd have been impressed if you had been able to log in at all. Erase your volume in Disk Utility. Reinstall, run updates, then manually bring over only compatible files, if you must, such as pictures, music, movies, documents, etc.

  • SuperioRoot Level 1 Level 1 (5 points)
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    Nov 8, 2012 8:36 AM (in response to Urs Gruetzner)

    Right, I completely understand. But the point remains, you shouldn't try migrating from a newer OS to an older one. It's never going to work as intended.

     

    Create a new account on the 10.6 and use target disk mode, drag and drop, Dropbox, file sharing, or one of the many other methods of data transfer available in order to bring certain settings or files over.

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