Anonymous asked in Computers & InternetOther - Computers · 1 decade ago

How to remove a password on a mac...?

Ages ago my boyfriend put a password on his Mac to stop his flatmate going on it, unfortunately that didn't work because it's different to Windows and it doesn't stop you using it. But it does stop him from updating his iTunes and things, and he can't remember his password at all. If he took it to the Apple shop, do you think they'd be able to get rid of it, providing he can prove it's his (which I'm sure he can)?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    go to System Preferences > Accounts > from your account place a tick on Allow user to administer this computer IF the lock icon is open, otherwise you will need the admin user name and password to unlock it. If you don't, then you will need to change the admin password with the Install Disks.

    Changing your administrator password

    To change the administrator password, you must know the current administrator password. If you're logged in as the administrator, open Account preferences and click the Change Password button.

    If you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.

    IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.

    To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:

    Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.

    When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.

    When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.

    Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.

    Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.

    Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.

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  • 3 years ago

    There are 2 varieties of pdf passwords. the 1st is drm password as in you are able to study the text cloth of the pdf yet are limited in in some way whilst utilising the pdf reader (like won't be able to reproduction or print.) it incredibly is bumped off in incredibly some techniques, ghost script is one that i be attentive to works on mac. Use it to transform the pdf report to playstation then decrease back to pdf and now it has no password. the different password is needed in the previous you are able to study the report. This one won't be able to be bumped off without the password. the only option you have is a bruteforce software like pdfcrack, yet this could take many hours to many months reckoning on how good the password is.

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  • 1 decade ago

    If you don't have the install disc, you can also reset it by booting into single-user mode:

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