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Since you have Filevault - that makes your situation precarious and a bit delicate. Some good news, Apple has disabled emoji entry in the password pane for 10.11 El Capitan - I can't paste or get emoji in the Users & Groups preference pane. Apple's official manner to get past this is to click the ? in the password field and reset your password. If you ...


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If you have "Other Input Sources" available at the top right of your login screen, select the one called Unicode Hex Input. This can be used to input emoji (or any other character) into the password field, as long as you know the Unicode Hex number of the character. This number can be found in the Character Viewer or on the internet. Some items you find ...


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I solved it by the solution Apple Support suggested to do, here are the steps I did: Install Mac OS on an external drive from Recovery mode (Cmd + R while starting). Boot from the external drive. Install the Hex/Emoji keyboard to be able to type the relevant character. Go to Disk Utility, choose the locked disk. Go to File -> Turn Off Encryption. Enter ...


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Adding to bmike's answer, if you can't do any of that, and don't have a recent backup, you might try connecting the disk to another computer, and mounting the volume to save your files. You can apparently do it with both mac, windows and linux.


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The simple answer is no. Best practices on multi-user Macs dictate Standard accounts for all users, with a separate administrator account setup for maintenance work (software installs and/or updates, etc.) The philosophy is that with great power comes great responsibility, and an innocent mistake can cause havoc. Daily use of Macs (and PCs for that matter) ...


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You could use ssh, telnet, vnc/rdp, Back To My Mac or similar methods, provided they are enabled and/or available. Also you could login using the default guest account or any regular user account, if available. Then: Execute the CLI Terminal.app; type passwd <username>; enter ⎆/return ⏎; (where <username> is the name of the account you're ...


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Ah! A little more digging, and careful reading of the man page. I need a null terminated string. So printf '%s\0' 'test' | hdiutil attach test.sparsebundle -stdinpass works.


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How to reset a forgotten password: Shutdown and then boot to the Recovery HD by pressing Command ⌘R upon startup. Go to the Utilites menu and select Terminal then type resetpassword and press Enter. Use the Reset Password app to reset the users password. Go to the Apple Menu and click Restart. Have a look at: Reset Forgotten Admin Password OSX 10.10 ...


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From OS X: About OS X Recovery OS X Internet Recovery Newer Macs include the ability to start up directly from an Internet-based version OS X Recovery. Your Mac automatically uses this feature when the Recovery System on the startup drive isn't available. For example, if your startup drive encounters an issue, or if your startup drive has ...


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This is to go with @TomGewecke answer. If you are seeing the input menu at the top right hand corner of the login screen. This may only be because their is another user logged in. ( Fast user Switching). If there is a user already logged in, the input menu will always show even if no users have it enabled to show in their menu bar. But if there are no ...



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