Resetting registration on OS X?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by J. Charles Holt, Sep 21, 2003.

  1. J. Charles Holt macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Does anyone know to reset OS X so that it brings the initial registration doojobby up on launch?
     
  2. Cap'n Hector macrumors newbie

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    Try this from the Terminal:

    sudo mv /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb.old

    If you want to do it from Single User mode:

    mv /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb /var/db/netinfo/local.nidb.old

    Then restart. Either one will make it re-run the registration thing.
     
  3. J. Charles Holt thread starter macrumors newbie

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  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    If you don't want to inactivate your old NetInfo DB, you could try this:

    Just delete this:
    /private/var/db/.AppleSetupDone

    If you delete this file, OS X will "think" you haven't done the setup, and will launch it again for you.
    This could come in handy if you don't want to remove your account (like a system admin-account), but want to force a new user to create his/her own account, after a first boot.
     

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