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Time Machine restore does not recognize sparsebundle password

I am trying to do a time machine system restore from an encrypted sparse bundle. I have a mac with OS X 10.10.2 and the sparse bundle is on a time capsule. I rebooted with cmd+R and selected “Restore ...
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Wifi password recovery [on hold]

So, im not supposed to use the wifi at home, but the password was put on my computer, on the condition that i change the password when i was done to something wrong, so i couldnt connect. Is there a ...
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Password Protect one work space alone in mac osx Yosemite

I used to work with multiple workspaces putting my dev apps on one space and music apps on another. I want my Chat apps in one workspace where i want to protect it with my password cuz i will be ...
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Can't access iCloud account

I have forgotten my iCloud password. It has also an old email address I can't change. It is not the same as my Apple ID and password. Now I can't get into my iCloud. My iCloud is updating for 3 days ...
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Locating A WiFi Network Password Within OS X That Has Been Saved On My Mac?

Is it possible to locate a wifi network password in OS X of a wifi hotspot that I may have used in the past (AFAIK wifi networks are saved), in the rare situation that I may need to see it (to share ...
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Why won't Safari save passwords to iCloud

I've been using iCloud passwords for a long time with no issues. This week, suddenly Safari won't remember any new passwords. It still auto-fills previously saved passwords though. In Safari ...
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How can I turn off encrypted iPhone backup without a password?

I forgot my password for iPhone backup. How can I recover the password so I can turn off the backups?
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I'm locked out of machine as will not accept password as I shut down while using French keyboard

I cannot get into my Mac Book Pro, I just get the password picture which shakes. The only different key for the password is a which is q on French keyboard but that doesn't unlock either. I normally ...
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How does iTunes gain access to a passcode-locked iPhone?

Recently I witnessed how iTunes, which is linked to a certain iPhone may unlock it's first screen - the one which requires a password. I also know of a few tools which may mimic this effect; I`m ...
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Some keyboard keys not working on password input to Yosemite login screen

As stated in the title some keys don't work when trying to input my password into the Yosemite login screen. The weird thing is that if my mouse isn't plugged in (Razer Naga) when I turn on my Macbook ...
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How to update Mac OS X 10.9 keychain access

I am using Mac OS X 10.9 and I am trying to update my keychain password. I have just changed some Facebook password so that now when I log into Facebook, the password that is put by my Mac OS X system ...
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Can't log into any accounts on mac mail. [closed]

I'm having some trouble with Mac mail on one particular computer. It comes up with a systems box that says it 'can't connect to the account' 'please enter password', when I type the password in it ...
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Yosemite Messages blank window

Messages on Yosemite used to work fine until this morning, repeatedly asking me for my Apple ID password. Months ago I had setup 2 factor authentication for my Apple ID, but it never complained. So I ...
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What is the “guest” password?

I tried looking for the "guest" password by doing the command dscacheutil -q user and found the guest account. I saw that there was a "password" (I know that the usual guest account does not have a ...
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Password not accepted after migrating old Mac to Yosemite 10.10.2

I have just migrated all my data from my old MacBook Pro (early 2011) to my new MacBook Pro using migration assistant with Thunderbolt connection. Before starting, I have created a user account on my ...
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Sudo password doesn't work even if I have no password

I've erased the password from preferencenow I can log in without using any password but when I run a sudocommand terminal ask me a password if I insert nothing or the old one it return error. What's ...
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have an iPhone 4s which is locked and I can't unlock it because I've forgotten my Apple ID

I have iPhone 4s and forgot Apple id, I tried to reset the id but email password is also forgotten Can anybody help?
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How to reset a disabled 5th gen. iPod without access to a computer?

My 5th gen. iPod is disabled because my son tried too many wrong passwords. How do I unlock it without a computer or iTunes. I just want to restore, there's nothing important on the iPod. I've ...
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Change Active Directory Password Expiration Prompt in OS X Yosemite

I'm looking for a way to change the default Active Directory password expiration prompt at login from 30 days to our current IT policy of 14 days. Every time a user logs in on a Mac with Active ...
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How to get pass a forgotten iPhone passcode?

I forgot my iPhone 5 passcode when I was changing the code. A window appeared on the device screen saying that iPhone is disabled. I have Apple ID and password for it. After signing in to iCloud I ...
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How can I tell Mobile Safari to stop remembering to never remember my password?

I've changed my mind about having Safari/iCloud Keychain never remember my password for a given website. I'd like to remove that setting and store the password, but I can't find any ability to ...
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How to Make Gmail Remember my User ID and Passwords with Safari

I work in marketing and have several Gmail accounts established exclusively for my clients advertising programs that I must access frequently. Until a few days ago, each time I opened any Gmail ...
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How do I prevent my mac's wifi from ever (not just once) seeing a particular wifi network?

So here is my dilemma- I'm addicted to the internet and I don't want to have the option of using it in my home except for particular times. On my own network, I plan to change the password to ...
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How to find out what the Wi-Fi password is, of the network that I'm connected to, without the admin password?

I logged on to a Wi-Fi network on my friend's computer and they forgot their admin password. They want me to find out the password, but I can't get into the keychain. But I am still connected to the ...
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How do I get the Calendar app to stop asking me for my gmail password?

Since upgrading to Mavericks, the Calendar app will pester me for my gmail password every half hour or so, even though it already has the correct password stored. I've tried changing the password, ...
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Forgot password and only know my birthdate to reset me password

I lost my work phone (an iPhone 4S) today, and I have no idea what the password is or what the security answers are. I only know my Apple ID and and birth date. Is there any way around this so I can ...
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Apple ID password vs iCloud password - better to be the same or different?

I have too many passwords to track on too many devices. With my apple devices & services, it would be easier for me if both my iCloud and Apple ID passwords were the same. Should this be ok or is ...
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Apple ID Password

Just for my knowledge and curiosity, as you know the Apple ID Password must met some minimum requirements, such as: Have at least one lower case, one capital letter, at least one number, etc.... ...
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How do I change my Apple ID’s rescue email if I forgot my security question's answers?

I had my rescue email to my old email that I deleted later. Then I realized that I forgot my security passwords and the only way to find it was to send an email to your rescue email. I didn't know ...
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Backup of a cracked screen

I cracked my iPhone 5 screen and the right side of the screen is black and un-touchable but the left is fine. I want to back my phone up to my computer and when i try iTunes says "iTunes could not ...
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Folder with Question Mark On Startup, Don't Know the Firmware Password

So my buddy's macbook one day just booted up with a folder with a question mark in it. Its an old laptop from work, which he doesn't work at anymore. I've been trying to help him out, but I've ...
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Tasks needing admin password (Finder, Installer) hang with beachball for minutes

Taks needing and admin password, like deleting certain files in the Finder or running an application installer, hang for minutes with a beachball. After a couple of minutes the dialog asking for an ...
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How can I retrieve a saved WiFi password from iOS 7 and newer?

I have some wireless networks that I joined on my iOS device and I now want to retrieve the passwords from the device. How can I (by hook or crook if necessary) get into the iOS 7 or iOS 8 keychain ...
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Resetting printing password

I use a printer on a Windows server configured as smb://server.domain/printer as it requires authentication after the first use I had to give my credentials which where then stored in the key ...
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accountsd wants to view my keychain

Every couple hours or so a popup appears that accountsd wants to view my keychain. Inputting my password does no good and I get asked again in a couple hours and it pops up from 8-20 times when I hit ...
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“Internet Passwords” gone in keychain and safari

Today I noticed that a lot (!) of my stored "internet passwords" disappeared from my keychain. Plus, some of the few remaining are mixed up (wrong domain for the account). I'm using Mac OS 10.10.2 ...
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Automatically login to Mac even when using Apple ID as Mac account password

I use my Apple ID as my Mac's account password, so now I can't enable auto-login. Is there really no way to re-enable auto-login even if I'm using my Apple ID for my Mac account? Or is there something ...
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How can I get admin access to a Mac without knowing the current password?

My Father died last year and I inherited his Mac Mini. My wife has retired and we are trying to set up the mini for her use but the changes we want to make require admin access and we do not have the ...
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Cannot add gmail account to iOS

I just had a major hack and had to change password. Apple mail will not accept my new password with Gmail, so I cannot add that mail account.
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How to change my iCloud user name (email address)

I have change my email address on My Apple ID but this doesn't change the email address for iCloud. How do I do this? Also, I don't know my iCloud password, at least the password I had set it at ...
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How to open files from unknown developers without a warning in OSX?

I believe I have too much security on my mac. Whenever I try changing a file name or install a program I have to enter my laptop's password. Moreover, I cannot quickly access downloaded programs ...
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Can I prevent Chrome from storing passwords in Keychain, instead just save it to itself?

Can I set up Chrome to not store passwords in the Keychain? I'd like to be able to use Chrome as my browser on her Macbook, without having my passwords shared into Safari and Firefox (which she ...
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How could passwords on OSX keychain for one user end up in another?

Our home MacBook has two users on it: my wife's and mine. This morning we noticed when logged in as my wife's user that in the KeyChain Access it has all of my web passwords. Including passwords I ...
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creating new folders requires password

I am being asked for a password every time I create a folder. The folder is read only. I have tried to repair permissions and put a code in terminal. Neither has worked.
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Internet Sharing abnormal password request

My Mac lost ethernet connection yesterday briefly whilst Internet Sharing was running. I rebooted. Internet Sharing wasn't accepting connections at all. I deleted the relevant files in: ...
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App Store keeps asking for admin password

I periodically get the following dialog box on my MacBook, running OS 10.9.5: App Store is trying to install Apple-provided software. Type an administrator's name and password to allow this. I ...
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Question(s) about iOS encryption

The iOS devices are encrypted on every reboot with the passcode/password. Even if I ssh into the device (over USB tunneling, because there is no WIFI connection after a full reboot) I can not access ...
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Recover Time Machine without the password

I'm having a issue with a Time Machine backup made on an external USB drive. The TM backup is encrypted and I can't remember the password … Does anybody know a tool to brute force the password ? (I ...
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No password required after Power Nap

I have enabled the setting Require password 1 minute after sleep or screen saver begins. However, I sometimes noticed that my password is not asked after I open my laptop in the morning. This seems to ...
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I do not want to change my Apple ID

I do not want to change my Apple ID but it says I have to change it. I was on the family I PAd and I tried to put in my iTunes password but it didn't work because the iPad was attached to my ...