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Mar 20, 2001, 10:47 AM
 
OK, the designer I work with has gone abroad and forgot to leave me his password to get into his Mac. I believe I would be able to get around this with the original OS CD but unfortunately that is locked in his desk, doh!

I have no way of reaching him, like I said he is out of the country, so does anyone know how I can get around this problem?
     
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Mar 20, 2001, 11:06 AM
 
You're going to have to buy a CD.

Follow these steps to bypass the Multiple User login panel:<UL><BR>
1. Start up the computer from a volume other than the hard disk, such as the Mac OS 9 Installation CD.
<P>2. Open the Preferences folder inside the System folder.
<P>3. Find the item named "Multi-User Prefs" and drag to the Trash.
<P>4. Empty the Trash.
<P>5. Restart the computer using the normal startup volume.
<P>6. Open the Multiple Users control panel. Choose the account to be change. In this example, change the owner account.
<P>7. Choose the "owner" account and click "Open."
<P>8. Type in a new password (and name if desired). Close the window.
<P>9. Turn on multiple users accounts and close the Multiple Users control panel.
<P>10. Choose Logout from the Special menu.
<P>11. Log in with your new password.</UL><BR>
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Mar 20, 2001, 11:15 AM
 
OK, I do have an account that he created for me on his computer....the problem is he didn't give me access to the files that I need.

Will the above work if I just do it from the account he created for me?

Here is my edit........

Plus, if the above will work from the username he created for me will I risk losing any files, etc. by doing this process?

[This message has been edited by shadybirdstan (edited 03-20-2001).]
     
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Mar 20, 2001, 11:24 AM
 
Check that. When I went to follow your process it said I was not authorized to use that program.............

Any more suggestions would be great!!!

[This message has been edited by shadybirdstan (edited 03-20-2001).]
     
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Mar 20, 2001, 03:11 PM
 
Anyone..........anyone.............
     
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Mar 20, 2001, 05:36 PM
 
Sending to Mac OS forum, and please post a topic just once shadybirdstan. Even though it's important to you doesn't mean members want to read the same thing twice.

P.S. - Are ya sure the boss "forgot" to give you the password or are you supposed to be inside his Mac?


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