8 Replies Latest reply: Apr 23, 2012 6:07 PM by petermac87
joesoto78 Level 1 Level 1

forgot my password for parential blocks now im bloked from view websites


iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.2), great product
Reply by joesoto78 on Apr 23, 2012 2:28 PM Helpful
Yes and I can't go and web brouse or download new updates for my Mac please help.

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  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5

    You blocked you admin account or a guest account you made?

     

    Pete

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    Everything is explained in the KB article you started with: Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password

  • joesoto78 Level 1 Level 1

    Yes and I can't go and web brouse or download new updates for my Mac please help.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5

    Read Johns link.

     

    Pete

  • joesoto78 Level 1 Level 1

    I tried and it wasn't for me I completing forgot or the computer acuatully got sdefensive and rejected  my passwords attempts. But I think I for got it .

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5

    Well other than a backup and reinstall, there is not much more I can offer. Just a lesson in password protection I suppose. Keep track of them somewhere. A bit like forgetting the combination to your safe.

     

    Good Luck

     

    Pete

  • John Galt Level 8 Level 8

    If you scroll down the page you will see this:

     

    Follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.

    1. Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed).  Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key. Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.
    2. Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue,
    3. Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
      Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
      Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.

      Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.

      Note
      : The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.
    4. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
    5. Select the user name of your original administrator account.

      Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually the root user. You should not confuse it with a normal administrator account.

    6. Enter a new password.
    7. Click Save.
    8. Click the red button in the upper left corner to quit the application.
    9. Choose Quit Mac OS X Installer... from the Mac OS X Installer menu.
    10. Click Restart.

    After following these steps, you'll want to also follow the steps in this article.

  • petermac87 Level 5 Level 5

    I thought you read John's post?

     

    Pete