Is there a disk or something i can get to unlock my ibook
The only way to reset the Administrator password is with a Mac OS X installation disc, which matches the current version of operating system you have on your Macbook.
If you do not, there is a workaround procedure that I can provide for you, which can allow you to gain access into your user account. I am not sure if that is the way you want to go in regards to getting back to your iBook in order to use it.
Here is that procedure:
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-RESETTING ADMIN PASSWORD w/o
USING STARTUP DISC-
To reset your OS X password without an Mac
OS X CD or DVD (for Tiger and Leopard), you will need to enter Terminal and
create a New Administrator Account:
Here is what you will need to do:
• Reboot your Mac
• Next hold Apple Command key + S key
(Single User mode) down after you hear the Apple chime.
• When you see the text prompt, type in the
following terminal commands to create a brand new
Admin account (hitting Return after each line):
mount -uw /
shutdown -h now
After rebooting you should have a brand new Administrator
** When you login , it will be the new
You should now have access into your iBook.
For getting back your home folder from your previous account, you will need to actually delete your
previous user account, however, you will also be able to save the Home Folder of that previous account.
To that follow these step:
Click on the Apple menu icon, located in the upper left corner of your screen and select System Preferences.
* Now select Accounts and once the window opens, click the padlock in the lower left corner of the Accounts window and now use your new password to access this Accounts window.
* Now select the affected user account and click the "-" Minus button.
* A prompt will appear asking if you want to delete that user account.
* You need to select the "OK" button- DO NOT select the Delete Immediately button, otherwise you will delete the complete user account and the Home Folder, which is your target.
* When you click the "OK" button, give it a few minutes and it will disappear.
* Now close out of the Accounts window and System Preferences, and click on the Macintosh HD on your desktop.
* Now look for the folder entitled "Deleted Users" folder and open it.
* You should now see a .DMG file labeled with the deleted user account name- i.e: -"username.dmg"
You can now double-click and open the file and you will see the entire Home folder (all of the files and folders) of the deleted user account.
If you have reached this point, you should now have a new User Administrator Account and now access to your old Home folder.
That should do it.
If you have any issues with this procedure, just reply back to this post.
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