No Admin acct on 10.9

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ctakah, Jul 18, 2014.

  1. ctakah macrumors member

    May 14, 2012
    So my system started acting up, and I did the internet recovery>reinstall (without formatting). Which fixed the stability issues. But now, every time I try to do something that requires authentication, it asks me for both the admin name and the password. None of the usual suspect admin names match though, not even root. What's really strange though, is that I don't have an Admin acct at all:

    I don't even know what I'm asking here...

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  2. simsaladimbamba

    Nov 28, 2010
  3. DeltaMac macrumors G3


    Jul 30, 2003
    If there's no admin account, then you can't change one (because you need an admin user to authenticate)
    You'll need to activate the root user, which I think you can do from the "reset password" while booted from the Recovery system.

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