5 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2014 11:46 AM by Melophage
celestegrove Level 1 Level 1

I enabled Parental Control, and now when I try to login in admin, it will not accept my admin log in information.


MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.2)
  • Melophage Level 5 Level 5

    celestegrove,

     

    which model MacBook Pro do you have?

  • celestegrove Level 1 Level 1

    Macbook Pro 13in Late 2012

  • Melophage Level 5 Level 5

    celestegrove,

     

    boot into Single-User mode; this will result in a large text-only window. Enter the following commands one line at a time, ending each line by pressing the Return key:

     

    /sbin/mount -uw /

    /bin/rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

    /sbin/reboot

     

    When it reboots, the welcome video will play just as if you were setting up your Mac for the first time. Select the options that you would have done originally (e.g. which language you prefer), but when you get to where it asks you to create an administrative account, choose a user name that is different from all of your existing user names, so that you will have a brand new administrative account. When the setup finishes, log in as the new administrator, go into the Users & Groups pane of System Preferences, and remove the parental controls from the old administrator. You can then log out, log in as the old administrator, and delete the new administrator account, leaving yourself with your original selection of users.

  • celestegrove Level 1 Level 1

    It says access denied when I do the command /bin/rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

  • Melophage Level 5 Level 5

    celestegrove,

     

    try using the following rm command instead of the one in my last reply:

     

    /bin/rm -f /var/db/.AppleSetupDone