User from Admin to Standard

Discussion in 'macOS High Sierra (10.13)' started by OwenMeasures, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. OwenMeasures macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    #1
    Wanted to see if anyone can shed some light on this, after updating to High Sierra, my 1 and only Admin user has been changed to a standard user, I now cannot unlock and preferences to try and change this back or create a new user.

    It is asking for admin details to unlock but there isn’t and has never been another user on my early 2013 rMBP

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. dianeoforegon macrumors 6502a

    dianeoforegon

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    #2
    Boot into Recovery Drive.
    https://support.apple.com/en-au/HT201314

    Under Utilities in the Menu bar, select Terminal.
    Type (without the quotes) "resetpassword" and hit Return
    This will bring up a window where you can reset the password for your User.
    Select your User.
    Enter new password
    Reenter password
    Save
    Restart under the Apple in the Menu bar

    I suggest adding a second admin to make it easier in the future to give admin status back to your User. In addition, it's a good for testing issues.
     
  3. KALLT macrumors 601

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    #3
    You can also boot to single-user mode and add your user account to the admin group with this command:
    Code:
    dscl . -append /Groups/admin GroupMembership myusername
    Then type ‘reboot’.
     
  4. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    #4
    Will try this let you know how I get on.
     
  5. OwenMeasures thread starter macrumors 6502

    OwenMeasures

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    #5
    I tried this but it only allow me to change my password (which I did) nothing changed apart from my password.
     

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