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can only login to guest and forgot password

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Sep 20, 2013 10:21 AM

This morning when I got to imac it was displaying the Apple only.  Tried to reboot and it just comes up with Guest Login.  I unfortunately forgot tthe guest password.  The imac is from 2005 and running on ML.  A friend of mine told me to restore to original status.  I don't mind doing that, but I would like to save my desktop.  Any Ideas?  I really don't want to spend any money to repair it if I can do this myself!

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  • Baby Boomer (USofA) Level 9 Level 9 (55,540 points)
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    Sep 20, 2013 11:25 AM (in response to suewheatt)

    The imac is from 2005 and running on ML.

     

    Impossible!  Only Intel iMacs can run ML.  All 2005 iMacs are PPCs.  You will need to determine the correct model of your iMac prior to doing any troubleshooting.  Check out the following & do the necessary:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1159 Mac OS X versions (builds) for computers

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1758 How to identify iMac models

     

     

    Regarding your password......

    Have you read for possible solutions over in the "More Like This" thread over here?----------------------->

     

     

     

     

     

     

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