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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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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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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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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 ...
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Options for getting into passcode-locked iPad 2 / iOS 5.1.1 (JB'd)?

I have an iPad 2 running iOS 5.1.1 and it is jailbroken (though as far as I know, not running SSH). A few hours ago I set a new 4-digit device passcode which I subsequently forgot. I've tried a few ...
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Screen Sharing without Username and Password login

When I connect to a Mac with Screen Sharing enabled, I get a screen which asks for the Mac's username and password which I need to type in before I can see the actual desktop. Is there any way to ...
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What's the password to the System keychain?

Some background: I first got a Macbook Pro, 1, from my work. It was connected to the company AD. Since I had admin rights on this machine and didn't like having different AD policies forced upon me I ...
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I can't remember my iTunes password and the email it's tied to is no longer active

I have been trying for months to log into my iTunes account on my iPad but my usual choices of passwords are not working. When choosing "forgot my password" it wants to email me at an old Verizon.net ...
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Is it possible to view passwords through Terminal?

Does anyone know how to view passwords in Terminal? Maybe by accessing the Keychain data or something? I want to be able to view passwords in Terminal with just a series of commands.
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Recover docx files

We have just discovered that none of the passwords on our word documents work any longer, and I need a recommendation of an application that I can use to recover the files. I believe the files had ...
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Someone has created an account using an email adress in a domain a I own

I own "mydomain.com" (actually something else!) and have a catchall to receive all emails sent to any xxxx@mydomain.com Earlier this week I received an email from appleid@id.apple.com asking me to ...
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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 save iCloud user and password in iPad Mini?

I have bought an iPad Mini and this is the first time I am using an Apple device. I have created an iCloud account but every time I try to download something from the App Store, I have to enter my ...
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How to restore access to a disabled iCloud data?

I've tried my iCloud password too many times and it got disabled. I got the following notification: Email has been sent. When you receive your sign in information, follow the directions in ...
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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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My Password wasn't working, I had to hard reset the computer twice, what happened?

Environment: Yosemite MBA mid 2012 Full Disk Encryption Screen was locked Sequence of events: Moved finger on trackpad to wake up. Tried entering password, dozens of times, making sure about ...
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Need of iCloud help

I have an Apple ID with an old email account that is no longer active. Trying to turn it off but obviously when I try to reset it sends to the old inactive email....please help
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Require login for Single User mode?

Is there a way to require a password to login to single user mode? I don't want to use a firmware password, because that will not only disable single user mode, but also Startup Manager (which I use ...
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Cannot log in with Apple ID after performing password reset

My wife forgot the password to her Apple ID account. Her Macbook Air (OS X Yosemite) restarted to install some updates. She has her user account set up through her Apple ID account. Since she forgot ...
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How do I transfer a file from a guest account on a MacBook Air?

I'm logged into the guest account of a borrowed MacBook Air which is running OS X Version 10.9.2 and I've been trying to transfer a 2.19GB video file to an admin account, a USB or external hard drive, ...
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How can I reset a Mac's password from Single User Mode?

My sister bought a used MacBook about 6 months ago and she has lost her password. Here is the procedure I tried to use to reset the password: Boot into single user mode (press Command-S at power ...
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Reset iCal password

How can I reset the iCal password? I'm using Mavericks OS and have forgotten the password. We have the iCal Server running on a Mac Pro.
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Why not have iCloud keychain as default?

Yosemite 10.10.1 and iOS 8.1.2 On my Keychain Access on OS X, I have the "login" default keychain and an "iCloud" keychain (I have iCloud Keychain ON for all my devices). I'm just wondering, could I ...
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Why does Keychain ask for the same password twice?

For security reasons, I have a different password on my keychain than my user account password. I have achieved this by opening Keychain Access.app, right-clicking on the Login keychain, choosing ...
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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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Encryption apps or password managers for iPhone without cloud or Internet connection

Is there an encryption app or password manager available for iPhone that doesn't have a cloud connection or that can be disconnected from the cloud and the Internet?
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How do I reset my me.com email password

I have a me.com email account and I need to reset my password but cannot figure out how to do it. I need assistance in finding out how to reset it. Thanks
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iOS 7 app to create a password protected PDF or DOC file

I would like to create a file on my iPad, password protect it, and email it to a colleague. Is there a way to do this? It would have to be in a format that is readable by others, like a password ...
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Two login accounts, admin account password unable to login

I made the mistake of making two accounts- admin account and standard account after upgrading to Yosemite beta 10.10.1. (The reason? I read that it would be "preferable" to set this up because of the ...
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Encrypted External Drive Using Apple's Password Generator and Forgot the Password: Can It Be Salvaged?

I have a partition on an external HD with some Time Machine backups. I decided to encrypt the partition using Finder and used Apple's built-in password generator to create the passphrase. ...
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How to stop my iPhone from asking me to enter my password?

OK. So after the Apple hack when celebrity nudes were stolen I changed my password to something more complex than I can easily remember. (My password is now stored in the password manager app and is ...
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How to stop app store from asking me to reset my account

I recently changed to an iPhone and my iPhone 6 does not let me download apps. It keeps asking me to reset my account after I've already done so. I have even reset all my setting. Does anyone know ...
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Recovery mode asks for a password OS X 10.8.2

When I tried booting into recovery mode (Cmd ⌘ + R) during boot up, there's a field asking for a password. I do not know this password. I am using a late-2009 21.5" iMac. Anyone know what to do?
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How do i mask “forbidden” chars in passwords in the mount command?

How do i properly mask/escape illegal characters like /:@\ in passwords added in the mount command? The question arose in the answer here: mount -t afp ...
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What does “each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk” mean?

I am setting up File Vault 2 on my Macbook Pro under Yosemite and I see the following message, each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk I don't ...
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Can't remember the password for an old Apple ID and I'm not getting the password renew email?

For some reason, iTunes has suddenly decided it won't let me sync tunes onto my ipod which were bought with an old Apple ID (even though the email account is still active and linked to the new Apple ...
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Can login to Apple ID via web, cannot via iTunes

I manage two different Apple IDs with the same iTunes. I just signed out one of the IDs and tried signing in with the other. I got "Your Apple ID or password was entered incorrectly". Then I signed in ...
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Retrieve Passcode from iphone backup files

This is the scenario in front of me. An iPhone 4s is available with enter passcode. I have its backup taken from iTunes. I have extracted all the files (*.plist, *.db, *.sqlite, etc.) from those ...
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iCloud password reset

How do I change the Apple iCloud password that is synched to a computer no longer available to me? I am trying to backup my contacts to my new computer. I have loaded the latest iTunes application on ...