locked out

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by fredtbear, Mar 28, 2014.

  1. fredtbear macrumors newbie

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    greetings, I am new here, so please forgive me if this has been asked 100 times.
    I recently have become locked out of my user/administrator account.
    ...
    I have tried resetting the bios
    booting up in safe mode
    letting the computer sit unplugged until the battery died

    twice each

    and also a 'sudo ln -s private/tmp/tmp'
    suggestion I saw in a trouble shooting forum

    nothing has worked to gain access to my user account

    I even tried to update to the newest version of OSX

    thinking the new update would cure whatever is going on

    I am able to access stuff with the guest account, but not my user account

    any suggestions?

    barring a total re-install of the software I mean

    I have almost 4 years of photos, music, and art programs, I do not wish to lose ....
    thank you in advance for any suggestions
    :(
     
  2. simon48 macrumors 65816

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  3. fredtbear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I am running OSX Mavericks, on a 2011 Macbook Pro
     
  4. tekksan macrumors regular

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  5. simon48 macrumors 65816

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  6. fredtbear thread starter macrumors newbie

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    well, the first Idea would have only worked if logged in

    I was unable to do so
    even though I was able to use my admin password to add the OSX update I mentioned .....from the guest account


    the second; CMD + R at reboot

    .....gave me the opportunity to restore the computer to the way it was before
    using 'Time Machine'


    now, I just have to get updates



    THANK YOU VERY MUCH


    you all were very helpful



    :D
     

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