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Question: no administrator 10.13.2

I am running 10.13.2 on a MacBook Pro (Retina, 13-inch, Mid 2014). In the past few days I have installed the OS update and changed the name on the only user account. This account is no longer an administrator so I am unable to make changes to my laptop. I have tried several solutions including resetting the password and the Terminal solutions that involve launching setup to no avail. I understand that these solutions might not be valid after the security update. I realize I might have triggered this after changing the name of the user account but I cannot recall the individual steps I took to make the change. In any case, all I want to do is either create a new admin account or allow the only

MacBook Pro, macOS High Sierra (10.13.2)

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Here's a link (dated 11/18/2017) for recreating an Admin account and there doesn't seem to be anything else to do and nothing to say it won't work with High Sierra.

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Dec 15, 2017 6:55 AM in response to bwgunia In response to bwgunia

My apologies - typo on my part.


rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone (forgot the dot in front of AppleSetupDone)


I'm running Sierra but here's a partial look at what the /var/db looks like from Terminal.


drwxr-xr-x 71 root wheel 2414 Dec 12 17:31 .

drwxr-xr-x 26 root wheel 884 Nov 15 17:03 ..

-r-------- 1 root wheel 0 Nov 15 14:46 .AppleDiagnosticsSetupDone

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 233 Aug 11 08:35 .AppleInstallType.plist

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0 Aug 11 08:36 .AppleSetupDone

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 288 Nov 24 13:38 .GKRearmTimer

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 182 Nov 15 14:15 .MASManifest

-r-------- 1 root wheel 61440 Oct 11 18:19 .SystemPolicy-default

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 662 Dec 9 12:13 .com.apple.iokit.graphics

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 0 Nov 15 14:15 .configureLocalKDC

-rw-r--r-- 1 root wheel 246 Dec 6 15:54 .installerdiagstate

-rw------- 1 root wheel 2097152 Nov 24 13:25 BRLM.db

-r-------- 1 root wheel 0 Jun 15 2017 BootCache.data

-rw------- 1 root wheel 90560 Dec 12 17:30 BootCache.playlist

drwxr-xr-x 16 root wheel 544 Dec 12 17:31 BootCaches

drwxr-xr-x 5 root wheel 170 Nov 15 16:54 ConfigurationProfiles

drwxr-xr-x@ 7 root wheel 238 Nov 15 14:15 CoreDuet

Dec 15, 2017 6:55 AM

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