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Posted on 2002-04-08
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my friend has an older mcintosh, and the previous owner cannot remember the password......how do they reset this .if possible....?????? thanks so much!!!

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Depends on how the password is set. What program enabled the password? Is it a powerbook using powerbook security? Is it one of nortons disklockers? Usually those require that you call the manufacturer of the software and they will take you through with an administration password. If you cant figure out what software is being used youre probably in for a wipedown and reformat if itll even let you get that far.
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Try holding down SHIFT at startup it should disable all extensions possibly allowing you access to the computer to turn off the password file.
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