Leopard - Admin reset - data recovery from Main User

Discussion in 'macOS' started by wearesmurfs, Jan 31, 2010.

  1. wearesmurfs macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    Recently I lost my admin identity password and consequently I was unable to trash applications or any file requiring the admin password. And so I reset this by reinstalling the setup (this is a bit of a hack I learned about through Youtube). After rebooting the system I was asked to create a new admin which I did and then I was asked whether I wanted to transfer the data – I answered no to this option.

    All my data (files, folders, photos, music, etc. now resides in an identity called Main User. How do I import all this material into my new admin identity or manage this such that all the preferences, bookmarks, Microsoft email user identity and all privileges are restored to how they were before? I
  2. wearesmurfs thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 31, 2010
    The answer to my own question - you do not have to do anything, just change the User and you will find your data. If you want to move files to another User now - like your new admin user, read up on the Drop Box function.

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