Solved

Forgot Password!

Posted on 2003-10-30
5
269 Views
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
Hi. I have a iMac running on os 9. I turned on the mutliple users password security feature and logged-out. When I tried to log back in, I was locked out. I had set up the mutiple user 4 yeasr ago (then turned it off 4years ago)and had forgotten the password. I had also setup voiceprint but the computer doesn't recognize my voice(it has changed since I was 16). I can log in as a "new User" but i don't have access to any of the control panles so i can't turn off Mutilple Users. I really don't want to lose any files I have stored. iI there some way around the password, other than completely rebooting with the os 9 disk, so that I can save my files. thanks. ramsesgroup
 
0
Comment
Question by:ramsesgroup
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 30

Accepted Solution

by:
weed earned 125 total points
ID: 9654610
If it were that easy it wouldnt be very secure would it?..heh. Call Apple and they will walk you through bypassing it after they verify that you are the owner of the machine.
0
 
LVL 1

Expert Comment

by:bassfishermannj
ID: 9805036
You can try (has been not tested) booting from an OS 9 install disk and then trashing the multiple users preferences and multiple users control panel from the system folder and then restart the system.
0
 
LVL 30

Expert Comment

by:weed
ID: 9806438
Doesn't work that way. Wouldnt be much point to having things password protected if it did.
0

Featured Post

Enroll in May's Course of the Month

May’s Course of the Month is now available! Experts Exchange’s Premium Members and Team Accounts have access to a complimentary course each month as part of their membership—an extra way to increase training and boost professional development.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

There is a security feature on iOS devices that is nearly impenetrable when it has been activated.  This article will provide some possible solutions as well as necessary steps to take to ensure you do not end up with a locked device.
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Exchange organizations may use the Journaling Agent of the Transport Service to archive messages going through Exchange. However, if the Transport Service is integrated with some email content management application (such as an antispam), the admini…

732 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question