HT1528: Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS XLearn about Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X
Currently Being ModeratedAug 13, 2013 3:44 PM (in response to starryskypirate)
I think you're in luck!
If it's just a forgotten password...
System Preferences>Accounts, unlock the lock and change the paasword for the old account, then log into the old account.
If that doesn't work there is more... assuming it wasn't a FileVault account.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 12:33 PM (in response to BDAqua)
thanks i'll try it...but i think its for an account that isnt listed anymore...just in case, what are the other options you mentioned? also, what if its a filevault account?
Currently Being ModeratedAug 16, 2013 2:50 PM (in response to starryskypirate)
OK, in Finder, do a Get Info on say that music folder, unlock the lock with an admin PW, change the Rights for the new you to Read & Write, check the Apply to enclosed items box.
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 10:49 AM (in response to BDAqua)
Hi there; thanks for the tips. I tried both methods and yet it keeps asking for a password that is long forgotten. Interestingly enough, under Accounts, it shows the original admin account, although its greyed-out, and I can't click on it. So what I did was log out of the current account and rebooted..what showed up was that original admin account, and the master password, which I obviously don't remember either. Is this then easily remedied if I boot up with a 10.4 installation disk? (to reset the master password?)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 20, 2013 11:52 AM (in response to starryskypirate)
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 11:55 AM (in response to rccharles)
it worked! thanks so much!!!
Currently Being ModeratedAug 27, 2013 7:35 PM (in response to starryskypirate)
Glad to hear of your success.