Administrator can't access standard user settings

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by macmesser, Jul 12, 2013.

  1. macmesser macrumors 6502a

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    #1
    Logged in as administrator, I can't access a standard user account to change a forgotten password. The avatar of the user account in question has a check mark. Does the check indicate the account has admin privileges? WHy can't I get in?

    Thanks for any insights.
     
  2. Bear macrumors G3

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    The user account has a checkmark where? Are you sure the account you're on has admin privs? This may not make a difference for changing the password, but is the lock in the lower left locked or unlocked? It may need to be unlocked.
     

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  3. macmesser thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thanks. My bad. It was a logged on checkmark. I guess also why I couldn't get into the account as administrator. Duh. No excuse for dumb, but I seldom visit the accounts preferences and am the only user I ever deal with on my own Mac.
     

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