Account changed to 'Standard'

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skeley69, Jun 24, 2008.

  1. skeley69 macrumors member

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    #1
    hey guys, i really need your help.

    for some reason, my account (the only account set up on my macbook) has been changed to Standard from Administrator. i have no idea why??

    ive done re-starting from the install dvd etc... where the problem lies is when i click on my account and check the box saying 'allow user to administer this computer' and log out n back in, it hasnt saved the setting.

    so what do i do next?

    many thanks
     
  2. skeley69 thread starter macrumors member

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    #3
    ive followed every step from that guide on apple's website but still cant make myself the administrator.

    when logged in as 'root', it doesn't seem to save when i click on my account and make it the administrator. i go back to accounts prefs and the box is unticked again...

    this is so frustrating because i cant change anything on my laptop because i cant make myself the administrator.

    can anyone else help?
     
  3. skeley69 thread starter macrumors member

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    #4
    and now ive just discovered i can't install the new 10.5.4 update

    perfect.
     
  4. bplein macrumors 6502

    bplein

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    #5
    The setting might not be persistent due to a file system issue, so you might need to check the disk.

    I'm doing this from memory, I hope it's accurate.

    • Boot from installation media
    • From the Utilities menu, choose Disk Utility
    • repair permissions and repair the disk
    • Then continue with the attempt to update your user from Standard to Admin per the instructions

    Hoe that helps...
     

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