help, no admin account

Discussion in 'macOS' started by max¥¥, Jun 18, 2010.

  1. max¥¥ macrumors 6502a

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    so my install of snow leopard stopped booting, i plugged the hdd into another mac and did a new install (i manged to *upgrade* from 10.6.4 to 10.6.0) but now there is no admin accounts and i can't enable admin on my account because it asks for an admin password
     

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  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    Search the forums for "forgot admin password" and you'll find plenty of threads. The solution will involve booting in safe mode as root, deleting a file to trick the OS, and creating a brand new admin account.
     
  3. max¥¥ thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    i didn't forget my password, my account got changed from admin to stranded, anyways i sorted i out, i had to boot from the install dvd and reset the root users password (root user was never enabled), so i could log in as root ant tick the box in system prefs to make my account an admin account
     

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