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everett1911

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Aug 4, 2017
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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.
 

MacTech68

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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.
 
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belvdr

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Are you able to boot the machine in ANY other way ? ie external drive?

The file you need to remove is "Multi-User Prefs" in the System Folder.
Is it possible to boot that model in target disk mode? I'm not intimately familiar with that model.
 

everett1911

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Aug 4, 2017
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Montreal, Canada
...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!
 

MacTech68

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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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