Resolved Reset password on AIO Power Mac G3 without CD?

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  1. everett1911 macrumors member

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    I finally got a keyboard and mouse for my Power Macintosh G3 All-in-One (The Molar) and I switched it on and everything works but the problem is that since it's an education market machine there's student, senior and admin accounts and I can only access the student account which is really limited (I can't even use the A/V card) and I don't have a mac os 9 cd or a blank cd to burn something with so I was wondering if there's something I can do without a CD to reset or remove the passwords, hell just deleting the accounts or disabling multi-user would do the trick too.
     
  2. MacTech68, May 20, 2018
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    Are you able to boot the machine in ANY other way ? ie external drive?

    EDIT -- OR - remove the drive and place it in another machine or external drive case (running MacOS 8.1 or later for HFS+ support) to mount the drive and remove the required file.

    The file you need to remove is "Multi-User Prefs" in the System Folder.
     
  3. belvdr macrumors 603

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    Is it possible to boot that model in target disk mode? I'm not intimately familiar with that model.
     
  4. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    Sadly, no.

    Check my edit above ^
     
  5. everett1911 thread starter macrumors member

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    ...Well that was anticlimactic.

    I had no means to access the drive from other computers (bit of a pickle) so I shrugged and took a change and tried guessing the passwords.

    "Senior"'s password is "senior".

    "Teacher" (the admin) is "teacher".

    At least now I have full access to my machine!
     
  6. MacTech68 macrumors 68020

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    o_O From the good ol' days when passwords were crap. ;)

    You should be able to disable multiple users from the "Multiple Users" Control Panel IIRC.
     

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