Question about Apple Mac mini Desktop

1 Answer

The user on my mini mac has not allowed me to use or alter password, so I've deleted but my memory is taken up by this user although I can't access the files. can't find my discs to reinstall. please help!

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that gotĀ 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 147 Answers

You can create a new administrator user on the machine, and delete the old user from the machine, which will get rid of all the files associated with that old user. You'd do this from System Preferences, from the Accounts pane. You'd click the + icon in the bottom left to add a new user, and make sure "Allow this user to administer this computer" is checked. If you are not able to unlock this control panel (i.e. if the lock icon in the bottom left is locked) then you may be out of luck.
Deleting an old user (and all associated files) is just a matter of highlighting that user and clicking the minus icon in the Accounts pane.

Posted on Mar 04, 2011

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Removing battery deletes photos


If you have a memory card in your phone, set it up so that all photos are stored on the memory card as soon as they are taken. This will stop deletion by battery removal.

http://www.smartmobilephonesolutions.com/content/saving-pictures-samsung-android-smartphone-to-memory-card

Oct 18, 2014 | Samsung Galaxy Cell Phones

Tip

Effective use of Keychain Access in Mac OS X


One of Apple's unique and not as well known built-in utilities, Keychain Access, does not receive the credit it is due. This can be attributed to the sometimes poor reputation that Keychain has gained amongst Mac Users as more of a nuisance, than of value. This can also be credited more to lack of user understanding and ignorance of the features and benefits of Keychain Access.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--Here are some of the great benefits of Keychain Access---
* It stores all of your most common passwords for logins, applications, websites, web forms, wireless servers, FTP servers and a wide variety of other services.

* It allows the you to also keep track of more advanced secure features such as manage secure root certificates, keys and secure notes.

* Keychain Access also has an easy to follow graphical user interface which allows you to view, edit, modify and delete any passwords.

* Keychain also has a good repair feature, the Keychain First Aid utility, which can repair damaged or issues with current keychains.

With Keychain Access, especially in regards to websites you frequently visit and which require login authentication, Keychain works well, remembering your user name and passwords for those particular websites.

Of course this feature may only appeal to a select number of Mac users, but if you are one of those who does not like to put in user name and passwords to the websites you visit most, then this is definitely a benefit
for you.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--Forgot a Password? Open up Keychain Access and retrieve it!--

One of my favorite features of Keychain Access, is using the password retrieval process. Sometime you will encounter issues where the password you have always been accessing to open your favorite application or website, is somehow mysteriously or even accidentally removed. What makes matters worse, is you forgot the password!

But have no fear, Keychain Access is here!
All you need to do is follow these steps below and you can locate and retrieve your password in no time.

For this example I am using a scenario where I have lost my password to my gmail email account which I now need to reactivate my Google Notifier Service for a specific gmail email account I frequently use.

* I first make sure Finder is showing on the Apple menu bar. You can do this by just clicking on any blank space on your desktop.

* Now from the Finder menu bar, select Go > Utilities. This will open the Utilities folder.

99abb53.png

* Once in the Utilities folder, locate the Keychain Access icon and launch it.
dca37e2.png

Once the application launches, it will open to this main window.
Notice I have already highlighted my desired application, for password retrieval, "Google Service Google Notifier".

56bd2e6.png


* Next, to access this window here, I will have to double click on that line above in main Keychain Access window.

* I will then go to the bottom of this screen and select the check box
for "Show password"

f73562e.png

When I do this, a small window like this appears asking for my
permission to reveal confidential information for this service.

Of course I want to, so now the password I would use is
the one for my User Administrator login account for this Mac OS X user account I am currently in.

***This is a very important step, because you do need to remember your User Administrator password, in order to successfully complete a password retrieval process.****

Now if you cannot recall your User Administrator password, you will have to click this link to get that password reset and start this process with the newly reset User Administrator password, all over again.
*************************************************************************************
For resetting your User Administrator password, Click here
*************************************************************************************


* If you do recall your User Administrator password however, you
would do as I do now and enter it in the open dialog box and click the "Allow"button.

1e9dafd.png

* Within seconds this window will come to the front, now
revealing my password for this Google Notifier Service.

60eabc6.png

Now I can use the retrieved password to re-activate my Google Notifer service.

It really is that simple.
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
--Finally, A Little Workaround ..--

On the troubleshooting side of Keychain, there is one little workaround, that you can take advantage of when you keep getting that same pesky pop-up window which appears when you are attempting to access your email account in Mac OS X Mail application

dcfb08c.png

or if visiting a secure site requiring a password on the Safari web browser for example and there is an issue with the password, you will also see this
same window.

To correct this, you can remove a select file in your User Library which will remove this recurring pop up window. The catch however, is the removal of this file will remove all your keychains currently in the your Keychain Access file. Everything. It is worth it, if you don't mind having to re-enter your user names and passwords, to your most frequented websites, applications or other services.

Here's what you have to do:

Open a new Finder window and select the Library folder.
* Next, locate and open the folder entitled "Keychains"
* Remove from this folder the file entitled "login.keychain"to the Trash.
(-- This is the main file which holds all of your current keychains--)

* Now attempt to access your email account through the Mac OS X Mail application or that secure webpage via Safari,

* You will see that Keychain window pop up once more, but this time, enter your password for your User Administrator account for your Mac OS X system. Make sure to click the "Remember this in my keychain" check box.

Now Keychain Access will remember your access to that application or website without that pesky pop up message appearing on your desktop screen.

There are alot more features within Keychain Access application, but the purpose of this tip, is just to make sure you have the basics down and to now hopefully see that there are true benefits to using Keychains in your Mac OS X environment- you just need a little tip on getting started.
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
More intensive information on Keychain Access features and how tos, click the this great link from a really good blog on using Keychain Access:
Effective use of Keychain Access
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

Thanks for viewing my tip for you on Mac OS X's Keychain Access.

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer






on Feb 10, 2010 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

SimpleTech SimpleDrive won't allow access without a password when no password was initially established


http://majorgeeks.com/Dr._Freeware_System_Utilities_d6416.html

Support IDE/SATA/USB Hard Drives memory cards USB Memory Drives

Windows Password Cleaner
Available in Live CD to run offline
This is a utility to blank the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system.
You do not need to know the old password to blank the password.

hope this helps

Sep 08, 2012 | SimpleTech Computers & Internet

1 Answer

Hi there, I recently changed my password on Facebook but now my computer still remembers the OLD password, how do I tell it to remember the new one? I have a Mac-Mini running Snow Leopard 10.6. Many...


Delete your Facebook password in you keychain.
Finder -> Utilities -> doubleclick Keychain Access, Select Passwords, click on the password you wan't to delete, Pick Edit in the top menu, select delete, confirm delete.

And then login to facebook again :)

Mar 10, 2011 | Computers & Internet

1 Answer

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:
Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable {mso-style-name:"Table Normal"; mso-tstyle-rowband-size:0; mso-tstyle-colband-size:0; mso-style-noshow:yes; mso-style-parent:""; mso-padding-alt:0in 5.4pt 0in 5.4pt; mso-para-margin:0in; mso-para-margin-bottom:.0001pt; mso-pagination:widow-orphan; font-size:10.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; mso-ansi-language:#0400; mso-fareast-language:#0400; mso-bidi-language:#0400;} -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 /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now

After rebooting you should have a brand new Administrator account.

** When you login , it will be the new administrative account.


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.

Thanks!

Regards,

-Mactechtrainer








Feb 06, 2010 | Apple aluminum 13-inch MacBook laptop-...

3 Answers

Master password is lost on mac mini


You should read the Apple Support article on changing/creating a password for the admin account. From there you can control the other accounts. BTW a common mistake is to have the Caps Lock key on. -Ken

Aug 20, 2009 | Apple iMac G4 Desktop

2 Answers

Can't get past passwords


Had the same problem. The password is in the software. You need the EXACT same OS install disks. Check the web as to the buttons you need to push when starting and it will boot off the CD. Then you need to do something that erases the startup password, under some TAB on the startup screen.
http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1352
Passwords are CASE sensitive.
Adam and adam and ADAM are different !

Jul 27, 2009 | Apple Power Mac G5 Desktop

1 Answer

When you turn the macbook on it asks for a username and password and i recently changed it and didnt write it down is there anyway of getting passed it


Did you choose a security question? (helps recover password)

OR Try This (taken from another forum)

"Try this
Although there's no real way to recover a lost root password, you can change the root password even if you do not know the current one. You must have physical access to the machine in order to accomplish this task.

Click Restart at the login window
While the computer is restarting, hold down "Command-S" until you see text scrolling through the window.
This boots the computer into single user mode.

At the Localhost% prompt type:
/sbin/mount -uw //sbin/SystemStarter

You will then see various services starting up.

When the Localhost% prompt reappears, type:
passwd root

It will then ask you to type the new root password twice, so do so.

After entering the new password, type:
reboot

At the login window, enter username root wih the new password.

Once you are connected, you can use the Multiple Users application (/Applications/Utilities) to change your normal user's password, or create a new user account."

Apr 19, 2009 | Apple MacBook 13"White /2.0Ghz Intel Core2...

2 Answers

Load new apple mac software powerbook g4 15'


Try using no password by leaving it blank. If that does not work then boot from your OSX install disk and reset the password from the menubar.

Jan 31, 2009 | Apple 15" PowerBook G4 Aluminum 1.67 GHz...

1 Answer

Mac mini desk top can not click


You can access your desktop as though it were any other folder and thus delete its contents however you'd care to.

In Finder, go to the File Menu > New Finder Window. It should automatically open your user folder and show Application, Desktop, Documents, etc. From there, simply open the Desktop folder and delete the files.
If any other window is opened, click on Mac HD > Users > [your user name here] > Desktop and do the same.

Nov 10, 2008 | Apple Bundle Mac mini 1.66Ghz Intel Core...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Apple Mac mini Desktop Logo

Related Topics:

60 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Apple Computers & Internet Experts

paulcarew

Level 3 Expert

2454 Answers

Martin Buck
Martin Buck

Level 2 Expert

82 Answers

Paul Bade

Level 3 Expert

1516 Answers

Are you an Apple Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...