Password problem, easy way to get around?

Discussion in 'Mac Help/Tips' started by MrMacMan, Dec 28, 2002.

  1. MrMacMan macrumors 604

    MrMacMan

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    Wow 2ed topic I started in less than a week :rolleyes: ... Anyways it seems that I
    1. Entered the wrong password Twice as in the password that controls editing my prefs and stuff.
    2. I might have made the password something and then later forgot what it was...
    So Besides for Re-Installing how can I get my password or atleast change it to one I know?
    I Know there is some long unix command, and If I have to use it I will with directions :-D.
    The reason i figured out my pass changed or was not working was when I went to file share I couldn't enter the right pass.
    Bah, thanks for any help guys.
     
  2. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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  3. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    time to reformat and install


    ehem: there is a reason that there is a warning that says to make sure you remember your password
     
  4. cubist macrumors 68020

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    If you had enabled the root password...

    (which you can do next time) there is a unix command "passwd -d <username>" which you can use after logging in as root. This clears the password for the specified user and requires it to be put back in again.
     
  5. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Screw you.
    Thanks for being helpfull.
     
  6. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Boot from the installer CD, and at the first screen, go to the File menu > Reset Password. Should be self-explanatory from there.
     
  7. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    well

    GUI is right, that is a simple wat todo it. But if you somehow deleted your utilites folder, yes i have seen people do this before, then the password hirarchy is $*@$ up so aslong as your utilites folder is fine and dandy then do what GUI mentioned

    i hope he solved your problem :)

    PowerBook g4 1ghz
     
  8. MrMacMan thread starter macrumors 604

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    Okay, thanks.
    Now lets check if it works..
    Um... first who is GUI. 2ed is, IS THERE A MESSAGE IN THERE CAUSE I CAN'T READ IT. sorry....
    And I've never used terminal or whatever before so guidence please.
     
  9. edesignuk Moderator emeritus

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    He means "GeeYouEye"....I think :D
     
  10. Steradian macrumors 6502

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    huh

    ok sorry i was er nevermind.

    Ok well in your applications folder thier is a utilites folder, this folder is what holds your ability to get to the terminal, CPU monitor, Print center, etc. It is also the location where your main previliages are saved so when it is deleted the computer reacts as if you had typed in the wrong password when perhaps you enterered it correctly. I hope this made sense the second time around. Sorry GeeYouEye, i didn't realize that people where so offended for give. (No sarcasm)


    PowerBook G4 1ghz
     
  11. GeeYouEye macrumors 68000

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    Re: huh

    Hey, I have no problem with it... hehe... I've been called everything on this board from Gee, to GUI, to Eye (before that person saw the real Eye (eyelikeart)) so no biggie...

    Heck, I think I was even called gooey once...
     
  12. mnkeybsness macrumors 68030

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    why don't you just be a jerk
     

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