Administrator I Am Not

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by sammyb1, Nov 13, 2003.

  1. sammyb1 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    I have unfortunately locked myself out of my mac - I can't remember my password and it's asking for it. I phoned apple and they said I'll need the installer disc - which i have lost too - is there anything else I can do
     
  2. XnavxeMiyyep macrumors 65816

    XnavxeMiyyep

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    Do you have an old Mac OS9 disc? That could work, too.
     
  3. Wash!! macrumors 6502

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    How on earth can you forget your password?!?!!!

    Like Mr. T would say "I pitty the fool":D
     
  4. eclipse525 macrumors 6502a

    eclipse525

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    Re: Administrator I Am Not

    That's just plain irresponsible. Perhaps, it won't happen again.

    ~e
     
  5. Makosuke macrumors 603

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    Your best bet (only hope, really, of getting the system working again) is to find an OSX installer disc and use the password reset feature on it. Any OSX installer that will boot your system will do.

    Perhaps, if you haven't upgraded to Panther yet, now would be a good time/excuse to do so.

    (By the way, if you just have an open dialogue asking for a password for whatever reason, but your computer is otherwise set to auto-login, you can just force a restart; you'll at least be able to use it until the system asks for a password again. No way to reset it without either knowing the current password or an install disc, though.)
     
  6. manitoubalck macrumors 6502a

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    Re: Administrator I Am Not

    Bad luck, just start typing possible pass words, you never know you might get lucky
     

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