Need help.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by btcomm, Jul 14, 2007.

  1. btcomm macrumors regular

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    #1
    Ok, so I learned you could reset the admin password by booting into single user mode. My mac user name is Mac User. So I typed passwd MacUser without any spaces and it said enter new password, I did and then typed it in again. It keeps saying Sorry. It says nothing else except sorry. What does this mean?

    Am I the only one that has seen this? Why do I have such good luck?
     
  2. robbieduncan Moderator emeritus

    robbieduncan

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    #2
    OK wait. Is your user name Mac User or MacUser. These are 100% different usernames to the OS. If it's Mac User you need to type it as Mac\ User on the command line.
     
  3. btcomm thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks!

    Definitely will have to remember that for the future. I was typing Mac User and that did not work, then I typed MacUser and it asked to change the password so I thought I was doing it right, but nope. Your way worked.
     

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