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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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4answers
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Is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?

I've previously connected to a wifi network on my iPhone but I've no way of finding out the password. So is there any way to view saved wifi passwords on the iPhone?
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How to recover from a forgotten password for MacBook Pro?

I've forgotten the password for my MacBook Pro, which uses OS X 10.9.1. How can I reset my password?
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How do I unlock my iTunes account when my old e-mail is unavailable?

When I originally set up my iTunes account, I used an email address from my prior employer. I later moved my account to a personal rather than corporate email address and I have since changed jobs. ...
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I forgot the passcode for my iPad restrictions. How can I disable them?

I added restrictions to my iPad and I forgot the passcode for them, now what? Is there a way to remove it without resetting the device?
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I forgot my local backup password to unlock the iPhone backup file

I just received my new iPhone from Apple after I had my old one changed due to it being a rather bad specimen. Now I'm occurring a rather irritating problem, as I connected my iPhone with my iTunes to ...
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How do Apple engineers reset EFI password on new MacBooks?

Apple state: Only Apple retail stores or Apple Authorized Service Providers can unlock these computers protected by a firmware password. If you cannot remember the firmware password for your ...
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Keychain says “Access to this item is restricted” after upgrading to Lion

I recently upgraded to Lion and since then I haven't been able to use Keychain to look at my stored passwords. When I click on the checkbox to show them it prompts me for my master password, then ...
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Google Chrome vs my Keychain

Since I've left Chrome as my main browser, every time I use it as secondary browser, Chrome enters in an eternal loop requesting my password to access each keychain bundle of my system. No matter how ...
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How can I reset the answers of the security questions of my Apple ID?

I forgot the answers of the security questions. Not that I seriously need to do it now, but there might be a problem if I need to answer those in future. I still remember my password. How can I ...
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Is there a way to have iOS remember passwords to HTTP authenticated sites?

There's a page I frequently access on my iPhone that's protected by HTTP authentication, and I'm finding it annoying having to type in my username and password every time I want to access it. I tried ...
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How to reset Apple ID PW without knowing original PW and answer to security question? [closed]

I cannot use iCloud since I forgot the password for my MACBookPro original APPLE ID. The email address associated with this ID is no longer valid and the security question was never set up. How do i ...
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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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Password dialog appears when SSH private key permissions are set to 0600

I installed my SSH private key in ~/.ssh/id_rsa and set its permissions to 0600. When I connect to an SSH server which uses my private key in Terminal.app via ssh, a dialog pops up and asks me to ...
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How to make Safari remember my password for sites where autocomplete=off?

Safari will remember my password on most sites, if I ask it to. However, some "high-security" sites disable this functionality. I want to override their override, and have Safari remember my ...
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Is there a way to unlock a password protected iPad?

A friend's father died a couple of weeks ago. He usually used the same numeric password on all devices. But not on his iPad. I can't even reproduce the password via the fingerprints. The lock time is ...
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How can I contact the owner of a lost iPhone who has a password lock?

I want to return their phone, but can't access their contacts, etc.
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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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View passwords of all Wi-Fi networks my Mac has connected to in the past

I have connected my Mac to lots of public Wi-Fi networks. I want to know their passwords. What should be the terminal command to list all the Wi-Fi networks whom I connected with in the past with ...
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Bypassing dead relatives Apple ID?

My Auntie died unexpectedly without leaving her icloud information (pretty standard!) I've restored her ipad as I thought it would reset her passcode as I couldn't guess it but now it's asking for ...
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Per-app password in iOS 5.1

There is the overall locking password, which prevents the phone from being used. Is there a way to pasword-protect on a per-app basis, e.g. lock mail, but not photos. This is under iOS 5.1 on a iPhone ...
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I forgot my Encrypt Local Backup password. How can I start over?

In iTunes (Windows 7) Encrypt local backup is checked, and I can't remember the password. I don't need to restore my iPad; I just want to be able to back it up. If I attempt to uncheck this, iTunes ...
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iPad stuck in Guided Access

Hello I haven't used Guided Access in a while and I needed to use it again. I had previously set a passcode and I went to use it expecting it would ask for a new passcode, but it must've used the old ...
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Disassociate Game Center account from device without access to device

I play the game Clash of Clans on my iPad, and for a while I allowed a friend to use my Game Center account. Now I need it back but he won't let me play it. He changes the layout and ruins it and ...
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Our iPad is locked and we're not sure of the Apple ID / iCloud password

My Granddaughter has lost/forgotten her ID and passwords for her iPad. When the iPad powers on, it goes straight to an iCloud password request and I cannot get past it. I have installed iTunes on my ...
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Recover forgotten WiFi password

I've previously connected to a WiFi network on my iPhone but I have no way of finding out the password. Is there any way to recover the password after resetting my device to view saved WiFi passwords ...
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How to make specifics apps password protected even after passcode in iPhone?

I have passcode on iphone but sometimes i need to give my iphone to other to make calls. I want to make specific things password protected, things like mail, sms, contacts and some games. Is it ...
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Cannot unlock password protected SSH key in OS X Mavericks

I just upgraded to OSX 10.9, and when trying to establish an SSH connection with public key authentication, a prompt appears asking for my SSH key password. I initially thought that the upgrade ...
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Mavericks screen lock occurs immediately instead of after 15 minutes of sleep

I'm on OSX 10.9 on a late 2013 Macbook Air. iCloud Keychain is disabled, FileVault is turned off, and my Energy Saver settings are all at their defaults. I want to require a password after 15 minutes ...
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Download free app updates without prompting to enter Apple ID password on iOS 6

I read somewhere in iOS 6 you don't need to enter your Apple ID password for downloading free apps and updates to already installed apps. However I see that I am still being prompted for my Apple ID ...
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How to prevent keychain passwords being seen with iPhone passcode?

Via Settings/Safari/Saved Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords by simply entering the 4 digit passcode on ones iPhone. Is it possible to still be able to use Keychain passwords and ...
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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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Mail.app keeps asking for Google password

I've a Google account set up on a Mac of mine. OS X version 10.8.4 and everything else is up-to-date. And my Google account uses 2-step authentication. I'm having a problem with my Google account on ...
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How can I unlock my screen when my input is in a different language?

I have 3 languages installed and everytime my MacBook goes to sleep - the screen is being locked. After entering a password, system says that it's incorrect. It appears, that I'm entering password not ...
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How do I reset/recover my superuser password without the boot disk?

I lost the superuser password for my iMac and I don't have the boot disk. I already tried the second answer on this page, but every time I type su from the command prompt, it still asks for a ...
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1answer
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Resetting password for Macbook

I need to factory reset my Macbook but cannot recall the password. So I used Cmd+R during startup and go to terminal and typed 'resetpassword' according to this advice ...
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Mac OSX : How to password protect an .app or other folder from deleting/moving by user/admin/root

I'm working on a security agent. Wherein I do not want to allow any user/admin/root to delete my security agent application normally. If user/admin/root try to delete the .app file then OS should ...
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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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Will iCloud backups of iOS devices restore the iOS Keychain?

Prior to iCloud, it was necessary to explicitly encrypt iOS device backups in order to include passwords stored in the iOS Keychain. Indeed, this was an important and recommended use of encryption, ...
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How to bypass iCloud login for iPhone 5 running iOS 7 when email and password was forgotten?

I restored my iPhone 5 with iOS 7 without knowing that iCloud account will be asked. I already forgot what email and password I set on that phone. Now, after the phone was restored and unlocked but ...
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What does this command do: sudo dscl . passwd /Users/administrator thePassword

I'm (attempting) to administer a group of Mac Minis used as servers. I recently needed to change all their passwords, so I SSHed in and ran this command, which was what I used when creating new user ...
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How might text be selected while typing the login password on my Mac?

When I wake up my Mac I am presented with the login screen. I begin typing my password in the empty password text box. After typing the first few characters, the password text becomes highlighted ...
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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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What to Remove before selling Macbook?

My macbook (feb 2008 white) sold on ebay, but I haven't shipped it yet. I'm concerned about my privacy. I can't wipe the hd clean because I sold the computer with valuable software on it. What ...
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Mac OS X, passwd, and keychain

As far as I'm aware, passwd doesn't change the keychain password on Mac OS X. Is there a way to do this properly from the command line with a single command? If not, what about with multiple commands? ...
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How to prevent password reset using OS X installation disc?

I want to set a master password for the whole machine, but it appears this can be easily bypassed. It is possible to reset the Mac OS X Password using the OS X installation disk and Password Reset ...
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Disable Display of Letters on Password (iOS)

When typing a password in any password field on my ipad, it displays each letter I type for a short time. I'm on the train every day, and I always have people looking over my shoulder.. just can't ...
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iPhone says “The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again.”

All of a sudden my iPhone 4 (iOS4.0.2) can no longer download apps. It says: The Apple Id you entered Couldn't be found or was incorrect. Please try again. I know for certain that the password ...
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How to prevent Safari saved passwords being seen with Mac password?

In Safari on OS X via Safari/Preferences/Passwords/ it is possible to view all saved passwords in plain text by entering the Mac password. I want to use a different password. Is this possible? I ...
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stop Ipod from asking for old Apple ID password

Recently, I've changed my Apple ID because my old E-mail has been hacked. Now that I set the new one as my apple ID, the old Apple account still appears when I open almost all my apps on my Ipod Touch ...