Admin login - messed via parental control

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by BBasdas, Mar 29, 2010.

  1. BBasdas macrumors member

    BBasdas

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    Jul 3, 2006
    Location:
    Istanbul/London
    #1
    Hi, could not be sure whether the Admin user - password reset with the CD would be the solution to my question as suggested in previous threads I searched - and have no idea where my start up install CD is :(

    So my question-

    I was trying to put parental control to ask for password when my computer starts up. I did something I guess and messed up the info.

    I can log in with my own account when I restart my apple - which says now it is a standard account (must have messed that up)- but can not make any changes on system preferences or anything else that requires login and password. It requires Admin info. My own login that I use now used to be my admin so do not have any other info set.

    now on system pref - accounts - an account titled "test" seems to be admin but can not even access that and reverse myself to be the admin since I can not unlock system pref. Or cant click on "Login Options" for the same reason.

    There are no other users on this computer than me.

    What do I need to do to make myself admin again?

    Hope this was somewhat a clear question.

    thanks,
    Begum :(
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

    angelwatt

    Joined:
    Aug 16, 2005
    Location:
    USA
    #2
    You can try to create a temporary admin account by logging in under single user mode. Here's a write-up. I haven't done this myself before so can't say if there's any gotchas to worry about. Once you have a new admin account you can login with it, change your account back to admin and delete the temp account and maybe even that test account.
     

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