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Question: Changed my permissions from admin to standard

During the process of trying to change my username, I've accidentally changed my permissions as an admin to standard and I can't fix it. There are no other admin users on my computer.

Please help me!

macOS High Sierra (10.13.3)

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Mar 16, 2018 6:13 AM in response to minahip In response to minahip

If admin account name is changed and converted into standard account , enter in single user mode .

  1. Choose Apple menu > Restart, or press the power button if your Mac is turned off.
  2. Press Command-S as your Mac starts up.
    The screen is black with standard white text. You can now run the UNIX commands that you want.
  3. Execute this command .

mv /var/db/.AppleSetupDone /var/db/.OldAppleSetupDone

Then press enter key after that .


Restart the Mac , then it will prompt language then create a new user account .

Note : in the first terminal command there is space after mv and also after AppleSetupDone

Mar 16, 2018 6:13 AM

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