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Lost admin password for apple mac os x 10.5.2

Also lost installation disk.

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  1. Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power on)
  2. Type fsck -fy
  3. Type mount -uw /
  4. Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
  5. Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, replacing username with the targeted user and password with the desired password.
  6. Reboot

Posted on Nov 20, 2011

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    1. Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power on)
    2. Type fsck -fy
    3. Type mount -uw /
    4. Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    5. Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, replacing username with the targeted user and password with the desired password.
    6. Reboot
    Solution found at mac os x hints

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U know without the disk there's nothing you can do

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Forgot user password


Hi I'm Peter , You can change your user password by going in with your administrator password. Here are a few helps https://iforgot.apple.com/password/verify/appleid and see
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274 and



and Kappys answer
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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.

  1. Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed). Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key. Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.
  2. Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue,
  3. Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.

    Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.

    Note
    : The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.
  4. Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
  5. Select the user name of your original administrator account.

    Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually the root user. You should not confuse it with a normal administrator account.

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  6. Hope this helps.

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Reset your Apple's Original Admin Password.


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 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.
  1. Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed). Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key. Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.
    Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue,
  2. Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
    Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.
    Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.
    Note: The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.
    Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
  3. Select the user name of your original administrator account.
    Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually the root user. You should not confuse it with a normal administrator account.

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  4. Enter a new password.
  5. Click Save.
  6. Click the red button in the upper left corner to quit the application.
  7. Choose Quit Mac OS X Installer... from the Mac OS X Installer menu.
  8. Click Restart.
After following these steps, you'll want to also follow the steps in this article.
Mac OS X v10.6: Resetting the original administrator account password on a Mac that has no optical drive
These steps require a second computer that has an optical drive.
Note: If the second computer is a Mac, make sure Mac OS X v10.5.3 or later is installed. If the second computer is a PC, make sure the DVD or CD Sharing Update 1.0 for Windows is installed.
  1. Open "Remote Install Mac OS X" from the Utilities folder.
  2. Follow the onscreen instructions.

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You need the original install disks for you OS. Start the install process and then use the Password Reset tool to change the admin password. Once you are able to log in as admin, you should be able to see your old account in the System/Users folder. You should be able to directly access it, or you should be able to use the "Get Info" on the account's folder and change the permissions that way.

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How to rightfully, reset an admin's password at start up log in.


If you know the current administrator password, you can change it by going to System Preferences: Accounts.
If you've lost the password, you need Disk 1 of the OS install disk set. Start up the computer and put the disk in the optical drive. Restart the computer and hold down the option key immediately after the chime until a disk icon appears on the display. Wait a few seconds more until the optical disk icon appears. Click on this, then on the arrow to boot up from the install disk.
When the OS installer appears, go to the Reset Password... item in the Apple menu and follow the directions there. (Select the administrator account from the pull-down menu.) If your install disk is not specifically for an eMac, or is made for an eMac with a different graphics chip, the display quality may be poor, but you should still be able to pick out what you need to see from the Password applet.

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I purchased a power pc power mac g5 computer from ebay works fine it runs osx leapord 1.5 i cant install anything because a aminstrative password is required i dont know it they didnt send it and i have no...


I know it's a bit late to say - but when you buy from ebay always make sure you get the installations disks that came with the Mac.
You'll have to buy yourself an installation disk (if you are in the UK you can get them cheeper than from Apple at CEX.co.uk) they are standard OS installation disks (Ie. they don't include the iLife set but they do incude Safari & Mail and the other basic bits and bobs). You can get the Snow Leopard disk very cheaply from them or from Amazon.
It's much easier with the disk than the other way without.

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Insert the installation DVD. Click on the installer and provide your admin password. When the installer starts, choose the "Erase and Install" option. The result will be a fresh factory version of the OS.

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In OS X, if you're the administrative (or only) user, you can reset the admin/user password using the OS X installation disk #1. Put the disk in the CD drive & restart the eMac while holding the "C" key down (Restart is also on the Apple menu, top-left corner of your screen). When the Installer opens, click "Utilities" then Restart. When the Installer asks you what language, pick one (maybe English?) 8¬), click continue (arrow) then Utilities again & choose "Reset Password"; the system will guide you through the steps. Once you've reset the user password, restart the eMac, then you can log in using the new password. You'll probably want to reset your "Keychain" password to match your new login password – otherwise it'll ask for your password every time it needs one for a program. "Keychain Access" is in the 'Utilities' folder, which is inside the 'Applications' folder.

—> Important: if the old Users Home Folder was encrypted ("FileVault" protected), you'll need the old user's password, or the eMac's Master password to access the files in the Home Folder – otherwise, the Home folder's files will be lost. As a new user, you'll have your own Home Folder & access to all application programs.

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