Question about Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop
I was given a solution to my reset problem. The instruction was to use the install disc. I did that, but the feature that I was asked to avoid, the SYSTEM ADMINISTRATOR (root), that was the only feature to pop up in the process to resetting my password.
There is nothing on my Desk top but the password box.
This system was originally a Tiger and this year I install Leopard. It has worked properly until the computer was broken into last weekend.
Thank you so much for your assistance.
If you have the install disk, restart the Mac and hold down the C key after you hear the startup chime. This will start from the CD. Under the Installer menu, you will then have the option to reset the password for the admin account, which will enable you to reset any user password.
Instructions from Apple are here: http://kb.wisc.edu/helpdesk/page.php?id=3853
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In OS X Lion or later, you can reset your user password with your Apple ID.
In Mac OS X v10.6.8 or earlier, follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.
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