Admin Password no longer works

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SwiftLives, Oct 24, 2007.

  1. SwiftLives macrumors 65816

    SwiftLives

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    Dec 7, 2001
    Location:
    Charleston, SC
    #1
    So, I go to log into my account this morning on my iMac, and it tells me my password isn't valid.

    Unfortunately, my login is the admin account.

    At the moment, I have no access to my files, and cannot do anything that involves admin privleges, such as repairing permissions, etc.

    Oh, and I can't find my iMac instasllation disc. Or my Tiger disc.

    I'm pretty much boned until I do find them.

    Once I do find them, will I be able to reset my admin password without a valid admin password?

    My suspicion is that something got corrupted somewhere - possibly permissions. Anyone run into this before?

    Also I don't suspect anyone of changing the password, as the only two people with access are me and my wife. And my wife doesn't mess around with system prefs.

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    iMac Intel Core2 Duo 2.33gHz - 24in. - the white one, not the aluminum one.
     
  2. saltyzoo macrumors 65816

    saltyzoo

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    Oct 4, 2007
    #2
    Is caps lock on? If it's a laptop check numlock as well.
     
  3. liketom macrumors 601

    liketom

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    Apr 8, 2004
    Location:
    Lincoln,UK
    #3
    once you have found your restore cd's or tiger ( or even 10.5 on friday)

    you can reset your Admin account from the installer
     

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