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Changing my administrator user's username has removed privileges [duplicate]

I've taken over my wife's Mac mini running osx high sierra. I was in a rush and went into system preferences, clicked on the current user (advanced options), which was named 'user', which was also ...
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I don't have administrator account anymore - macOS 10.13.4 [duplicate]

I tried the answers on the similar previous question but nothing worked. Obviously Apple removed the critical file .AppleSetupDone in the last Security Update. Is there anybody who could help getting ...
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My Mac doesn’t help an admin user?! Help! [duplicate]

I have two Mac Book Pro's laptop with me. In one of the laptop, I am getting the following popup prompting when I try to change the login options. It is prompting me like this: In my another Mac ...
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admin account not getting created in MacOS high sierra [duplicate]

I am using macOS high Sierra. By mistake I converted my admin account to standard user account. Now by entering into the single user mode and trying to mount the disk,it shows message that "devise is ...
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Can't create admin user with Mac OS X El Capitan [duplicate]

My girlfriend did a mistake when she deleted her session login! But, she has only one session login. Now, we can't connect to the Mac because we don't have any access... So I booted to Recovery Mode, ...
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delete admin partition [duplicate]

I’m new to MacOS world. By accident I deleted the admin partition (Directory). Every time when I want to install a programme, the system ask me for the admin login. I enter the login but it is not ...
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High Sierra not recognizing username when entering credentials [duplicate]

After a new hard drive replacement in my old iMac (late 2009) I have similar problem like the questioner who changed it to grant. My main question if I follow the direction given in the answer will it ...
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Cannot unlock Users & Groups settings

I was making some changes recently, trying to rename my user account from the macOS High Sierra System Preferences, and it seems I've locked myself out from making any changes to Users & Groups ...
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User account no longer in ‘admin’, how to recover?

After a recent OS X update (currently Sierra, 10.12.3) the normal user on this machine is no longer in the admin group. I don't know what caused the account to be removed from that group; how can I ...
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Renaming user failed, lost admin rights

I wanted to change the name of my user as well as its home directory. Looking for a way to do this, I stumbled upon this support document. I did everything as described there, but since I restarted ...
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Primary User missing after macOS Sierra Update [duplicate]

Clarification: There were two accounts on this macbook air (plus guest): Account A (Admin) Account B (standard) 1) After restarting after the latest macOS update, Account A was missing from the ...
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Is there any way to find out my admin name?

I'm a teenager who is into gaming. I've had a PS4 since last Christmas and pretty much haven't stopped playing it ever since. However, I've recently started to play on my Mac (and by recently I mean ...
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I have no administrative account after updating to High Sierra 10.13.5

I have just updated my Mac to High Sierra 10.13.5 and my account which used to be admin has now became standard. It seems I no longer have an administrative account and no solutions worked so far. I ...
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Delete own user from Mac OS

I was wondering if it is possible to delete my one and only user account because I am creating a script to add and remove users on my Mac. I have this command here: sudo /usr/bin/dscl . -delete "/...
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Finder can't authenticate even though I am the admin

I am trying to authenticate but it seems that my approach is not working. I am logged into the administrator account, so I obviously know the admin password, but I can't authenticate in Finder or any ...

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