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For got parent contral i user name


There are 3 main user types in Mac OS
Administrator: Can do pretty much anything, including adding and managing other users, installing apps, and changing settings.
Standard: Created by an administrator. Standard users can install apps and change settings for their own account... can't add other users or change other users' settings.
Managed: Users who are managed with parental controls can access only the apps and content specified by the administrator managing the user.

Assuming that the parental account that you are referring to is indeed an administrator, there are a few possible solutions, some of which are version dependent. See here for details:

Five Ways to Reset a Lost Administrator Password
http://tidbits.com/article/14437

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Osx 10.0.3 lost password


Try this...

Hold Apple+S when booting to enter single user mode
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  • #passwd yourusername
  • #reboot
If you can't recall your user name, you can either look in the /Users folder (the directories are named by user), or run "niutil -list . /users".
Also, on older systems the /etc/rc script isn't available, apparently. If that second step fails, try mounting and starting the base services manually:
  • #/sbin/fsck -y
  • #/sbin/mount -uw /
  • #/sbin/SystemStarter
I've had to do this a couple of times for friends when they've bought a second hand machine, and once when I had a momentary brain lapse and forgot my own password. Works like a charm, though you'll loose any passwords stored in your keychain.

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I have a macbook pro and my exboyfriend was an admin user on my laptop,and it was password protected,i dont know what i did but i ended up rebooting the whole thing and everything was gone.and now it made...


I'm not an expert MAC user but I know how ADMINS THINK, first I would try politely asking for help from your EX, or (if your at war with him), than I would try taking out the drive and put it in an other computer (a LINUX computer) than I would try to mount the drive and recover what ever you need to recover (personal files etc...) than re-install the drive in the MAC computer and RE-INSTALL the OS from scrach, than copy your fils back in the newly installed MAC... who nows... maybe he put a rootkit or something to hack you later... (even if your EX cooperates I would still, after recovering your files, re-install everything) just to be sure...

If the drive's data is encrypted than you lost everything X boyfriend and X files...

Good luck!

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Locked out of Mac Osx can't remember admin password and have no disk to fix and clear it all to reset password


Turn the computer on Hold Command + S Wait till it enters what is called Single User Mode Type: mount -uw / hit enter Type: launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDameons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist hit enter Type: dscl . -delete /Users/"yourusername" AuthenticationAuthority hit enter Type: passwd "yourusername" hit enter Type a new password Then retype password. type: exit then reboot
If you don't know your username before you type the dscl command type: ls /Users and find your account and use that name for the user name.

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I cant unlock my apple laptop how do i unlock it'


Last month , i lost my windows administrator password. I solved my problem with the help of
windows password key 8.0. It worked perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank
password. Just an easy to use bootable CD/DVD . It can also be used on a USB Flash Drive. You
can download it from: http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/.

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Resetting the original administrator account password Follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account (of several) 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, the original administrator user may reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above.
  1. Start up from a Mac OS X Install CD (one whose version is closest the the version of Mac OS X installed). You should first disable Open Firmware password protection, if it is enabled. Hold the C key as the computer starts.
  2. Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu (or Utilities menu in Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger). Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the CD yet.
  3. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
Set the user name of your original administrator account.

Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually a reference to the root user. Do not confuse it with a normal administrator account.
  • Enter a new password.
  • Click Save.

  • If you want your default keychain to be unlocked automatically when you log in, synchronize your Keychain Access and account login passwords by doing this:
    1. Open Keychain Access (you can get to it by choosing Utilities from the Go menu in the Finder).
    2. From the Edit menu, choose Change Password for Keychain "login."
    3. Type the former password of the account that you are currently logged in to, then click OK.
    4. If you entered the correct password, a new window appears; enter the original password again in the Current Password field.
    5. In the New Password field, type the password that matches your current account password.
    6. Re-enter the newer password in the Verify field, then click OK.
    In Mac OS X 10.4 Tiger, if you change your account's password using your Mac OS X Tiger Install disc (or if your network-based account password is changed due to a network admin forcing a password change), your default keychain password (which uses the same initial password as your user account) does not change. Because of this, you will be prompted to enter a keychain password each time an application requires authentication that your keychain would normally provide.

    I don't remember my original (former) account password If this is the case, you'll have to delete the keychain.
    1. In Keychain Access, choose Keychain List from the Edit menu.
    2. Delete the "login" keychain.
    The next time you log in to the account, you can save your current password in a keychain.

    If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
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    Its not ADMIN PASSWORD

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