My imac is mac os X 10.6.8  i forgot my admin passcode how can i resetit?

Hi there i have aproblem i forgot my administrator passcode on my Imac ( Mac OS X 10.6.8)
also I need to know if I would be able to keep all my info files etc....?
I need lot of help please. i can't download anything????

Welcome to the Apple Support Communities
To reset the password, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" > http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274
You won't lose anything resetting the password, so don't worry

Similar Messages

  • I just bought a new IMAC and i want to install the Office Mac 2011, but it doesn´t have a CD unit. How can I do it?

    I just bought a new IMAC and I want to install the Office Mac 2011, but it doesn´t have a CD unit. How can I do it?

    Howard has the easiest answer. Or at least, cheapest, since you don't need to purchase an external CD/DVD drive.
    The "demo" software from Microsoft's site is exactly the same as what's on the DVD. Install that and activate it with the key in your software box.
    From Microsoft's site:
    How do I install Office for Mac 2011 if my Mac doesn't have a DVD drive?
    There are two options for installing Office for Mac if your Mac doesn't have a DVD drive.
    Option 1: Convert your Office for Mac 2011 trial. To convert a trial version, you must have a valid product key. The product key will convert your trial into a fully licensed version of Office for Mac.
    1. Locate the 25-character product key in your product package or confirmation email.
    2. Open any Office for Mac application, like Word, PowerPoint, or Excel.
    3. On the first screen of the Microsoft Office Setup Assistant, click Enter your Product Key.
    4. Enter your product key and complete the installation instructions.
    Option 2: If you have not previously installed the trial version, you can download Office for Mac from the Office for Mac website. To download, install, and activate the software you must have a valid Office 2011 product key.
    1. Locate your 25-character product key found in your product package or confirmation email.
    2. Go to www.officeformac.com/download
    3. Click Get Started to start the download process.
    4. When prompted, enter your 25-character product key and select your product language.
    5. When prompted, sign in with your Windows Live ID or sign up and create a new Windows Live ID account.
    6. After you enter your Windows Live ID, you will see a link to download the software. (You will also receive a confirmation email with a link to your My Account page if you prefer to wait and download your software at a later time.)
    7. Click Download Now to start the download.
    8. Save the file to your desktop. Do not change the file name.
    9. When the download is complete, double-click the .dmg file icon on your desktop. This opens the Installer application in Mac OS X.
    10. Follow the instructions in the installer screens to complete your installation.

  • I had previously purchased the programs "Pages" and "Numbers" and they are on my iPhone and iPad I was told that the programs would automatically copy a version of itself for the iMac to be running them but I don't see it installed. How can I install them

    I had previously purchased the programs "Pages" and "Numbers" and they are on my iPhone and iPad I was told that the programs would automatically copy a version of itself for the iMac to be running them but I don't see it installed. How can I install for free?  I see that I could go to the apple store and purchase them again but I belibve that since I had already purchased them; I would get a free copy for my Imac.  Do I got something confused here?  Please help.

    Whoever told you that was misinformed or lying. Those applications are sold separately for the iOS platform and the Mac platform.
    Go to the Mac App Store to purchase Pages and Numbers for your Mac. They're $20 each. If you are running an older version of Mac OS X that can't use the Mac App Store, you can purchase install media from Apple.

  • How can i reset factory settings on imac running osx 10.5.8 without setup discs?

    Hi, I just got my hands on my first Mac which is second hand and I want to wipe the hard drive clean and start a fresh.
    The system I have is a iMac with a 2.8 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB 800 MHz DDR2 SDRAM running Mac OS X version 10.5.8.
    How can I reset this Mac to factory settings as I didn't get the setup discs with the computer?

    Phone Apple and order replacements, or if you don't need iLife, buy a Mac OS X 10.6 DVD from the online Apple Store.
    (116230)

  • My iPhone 5 has someone in Contacts that is not on my iPad or Mac even though they are all connected to my iCloud account how can I re-sycronise them?

    my iPhone 5 has someone in Contacts that is not on my iPad or Mac even though they are all connected to my iCloud account how can I re-sycronise them?

    Hello Mr Potatohead,
    Thank you for the details of the issue you are experiencing with your iCloud Contacts.  I recommend reviewing the sections titled "General troubleshooting," "Troubleshooting with iOS devices," and "Troubleshooting iCloud Contacts in Contacts on OS X Mountain Lion or later (or Address Book on OS X Lion)" in the following article for the issue you described:
    iCloud: Troubleshooting iCloud Contacts
    http://support.apple.com/kb/ts3998
    Thank you for using Apple Support Communities.
    Best,
    Sheila M.

  • How can I reset the number authorized Macs in my account?

    How can I reset the number authorized Macs in my account? Two old Macs that I no longer have are still authorized, which leaves me with three working macs at home.

    Hello Joe
    You will find your answer on this page. In summary you have to deauthorize each of the 2 Macs on the Mac thenself. If it's no longer possible, then you have to deauthorize all five Macs and then reauthorize each 3 remaining
    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1420
    Bye

  • Upon syncing my iPhone and mac all of my ical and iPhone calendar events have duplicated. how can i fix this and avoid it in the future?

    upon syncing my iPhone and mac all of my ical and iPhone calendar events have duplicated. how can i fix this and avoid it in the future?

    Greetings,
    Questions:
    1. What version of the Mac OS are you running (Apple > About this Mac)?
    2. What version of the iOS are you running (Settings > About)?
    3. Do you backup your computer (http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1427)? 
    --- If you don't regularly backup your computer, now is the time to start.
    4. Do you backup your iPhone (http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1766)?
    Check the calendar list on the left hand side of iCal.  Is it that the individual events are duplicated or is it just that you have the same calendar listed more than once?  If its that you have more than 1 copy of each calendar, you can delete one of the duplicate calendars to eliminate the duplicates.
    If you find that it is the individual events that are duplicated then there are 2 options:
    1. Restore your computer iCal database or iPhone from a backup made before the duplication occurred.
    2. Use a duplication removal program (or do it by hand) to remove the duplicates: http://www.nhoj.co.uk/icaldupedeleter/
    If you have a backup made before the duplication occurred, reply back with what kind of backup you have and I'll suggest how to recover the calendars.
    To avoid this issue in the future:
    Keep regular backups.  They are your best defense against data anomalies which are a fact of life in computers (although hopefully rare).
    Keep your computer and iPhone software fully up to date (Apple > Software Update / Settings > General > Software Update).
    Make sure the date and time on your computer and iPhone are correct before you sync the two devices.
    Make sure the cable connections between the two is solid and that the cable shows no signs of physical damage.
    Hope that information helps.

  • Trying to restore my Mac OS  after a hard drive failure and my password is no longer recognized, however I can log in by double clicking on the Lion Icon? How can I reset my password

    I am trying to restore my Mac OS after a hard drive failure and my password is no longer recognized, however I can log in by double clicking on the Lion Icon? How can I reset my password

    First, make sure caps lock is not on.
    Another reason why your password might not be recognized is that the keyboard layout (input source) has been switched without your realizing it. At the login screen, you can cycle through the available layouts by pressing the key combinationcommand-space or command-option-space. See this support article.
    If the user account is associated with an Apple ID, and you know the Apple ID password, then maybe the Apple ID can be used to reset your user account password.
    Otherwise*, boot into Recovery mode. When the OS X Utilities screen appears, select
    Utilities ▹ Terminal
    from the menu bar. In the window that opens, type this:
    res
    Press the tab key. The partial command you typed will automatically be completed to this:
    resetpassword
    Press return. A Reset Password window opens. Close the Terminal window to get it out of the way.
    Select your boot volume ("Macintosh HD," unless you gave it a different name) if not already selected.
    Select your username from the menu labeled Select the user account if not already selected.
    Follow the prompts to reset the password. It's safest to choose a password that includes only the characters a-z, A-Z, and 0-9.
    Select
     ▹ Restart
    from the menu bar.
    You should now be able to log in with the new password, but your Keychain will be reset (empty.) If you've forgotten the Keychain password (which is ordinarily the same as your login password), there's no way to recover it.
    *Note: If you've activated FileVault, this procedure doesn't apply. Follow instead these instructions.

  • When i double click on Mac HD the view has changed and my user name is no longer listed on the left. How can I reset this

    When i double click on Mac HD the view has changed and my user name is no longer listed on the left. How can I reset this?

    Do a factory reset .. nothing will be deleted from your backups and you will be able to get access to them again.
    The Factory Reset Gen1-4.
    Unplug your TC. Hold in reset. and power the TC back on.. without releasing reset for about 10sec. When the status light flashes rapidly; release it.
    Be Gentle! Feel the switch click on. It has a positive feel..  add no more pressure after that.
    TC will reboot after a couple of minutes with default factory settings and will wipe out previous configurations.
    No files are deleted on the hard disk.. No reset of the TC deletes files.. to do that you use erase from the airport utility.

  • I have an ipod that is synced with an old PC, and now I have a Mac and I want the ipod to sync the photos on it with the Itunes on my Mac, but it says it was synced with another ipod.  How can I accomplish this?

    I have an ipod that is synced with an old PC, and now I have a Mac and I want the ipod to sync the photos on it with the Itunes on my Mac, but it says it was synced with another ipod.  How can I accomplish this?

    Is it the same user/iTunes account or...?
    Syncing to a new computer should give you the opportunity to replace the exisiting contents with the new.

  • Help! When i connect my "iomega" External hard drive to my mac it does not show in devices or on the desktop, how can i access my hard drive?

    Help! When i connect my "iomega" External hard drive to my mac it does not show in devices or on the desktop, how can i access my hard drive?

    what format your iomega HD is it NTFS , if NTFS try download   http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/system_disk_utilities/ntfs3g.html

  • My Mac has a OS X operating system. (10.6.8) How can I upgrade its system to Mountain Lion so I can then add the ICloud?

    My Mac has a OS X operating system. (10.6.8) How can I upgrade its system to Mountain Lion so I can then add the ICloud? Also, does the ICloud include virus protection for files already on my Mac?

    You can purchase and download Mountain Lion in the App Store (in your 'Applications' folder), then just run the installer: however you should first check that Mountain Lion can indeed run on your Mac. Please see this page:
    http://www.apple.com/osx/specs/
    You might also want to look at this page to see whether any vital applications will be adversely affected:
    http://roaringapps.com/apps:table
    In particular note that PPC applications such as AppleWorks will not run on Mountain Lion since Rosetta is not included and can't be added.

  • I purchased Adobe Illustrator CS2 on CD many years ago and now i have bought a new iMac computer it won't let me install from the CD's. How can i use this product on iMac ?

    I purchased Adobe Illustrator CS2 on CD many years ago and now i have bought a new iMac computer it won't let me install from the CD's. How can i use this product on iMac ?

    Because the Nano was previous synced to another comuter/iTunes library.
    See the following:
    Syncing to a "New" Computer or replacing a "crashed" Hard Drive: Apple Support Communities

  • My daughter forgot her Mac book pro password. How can I reset it

    My daughter forgot her Mac book pro password. How can I reset it?

    Put your install DVD into the optical drive (CD/DVD drive) and reboot. Be sure to either use the disc that came with your Mac, or, if you installed a later Mac OS X version from disc, use the newer disc. As soon as you hear the boot chime, hold down the "c" key on your keyboard (or the Option Key until the Install Disk shows up) until the apple shows up. That will force your MacBook to boot from the install DVD in the optical drive.
    When it does start up, you'll see a panel asking you to choose your language. Choose your language and press the Return key on your keyboard once. It will then present you with an Installation window. Completely ignore this window and click on Utilities in the top menu and scroll down to Reset Password. After resetting the password use Startup Disk from the same menu to choose your hard drive for startup and restart.

  • I cannot open a pdf file on my Mac because i don't have the segue UI font. How can I get it for my Mac?

    I cannot open a pdf file on my Mac because i don't have the segue UI font. How can I get it for my Mac?

    The user already has an identical topic https://forums.adobe.com/thread/1468166 in the Reader forum.

Maybe you are looking for

  • I need to convert few pages of a large pdf files, insert a signature then send as an email.

    Is this possible with this product?  I'm  not having much luck so far... What are the steps to convert pdf files in the first place?  I get them via email so do I: First download the whoe pdf file then upload it to ExportPDF, then convert it to Word

  • Java Test Help.  Very little experience

    Ok, first off I am taking a Java test for my school's computer science team. I was just placed on the team because they needed an extra person, so my Java experience is close to 0. I would just like to know how to find out some of the answers and wha

  • Query is not saving in QUERY DESIGNER ??

    dear experts / friends... iam selecting the particular query in query desginer and trying to change the text view as stadard to short... but while doing this am getting an error like... status message                   Error package ZKJ2 does not exi

  • MSI GT 680 can't open microsoft company web

    so i bought msi gt 680 and got windows ultimate 64 bit.. then i tried open www.microsoft.com it won't opened this causes not viruses or threats it probbaly msi program itself i already check it with many famous antivirus and malware remover program s

  • ABAP Program or Function Module to activate infospoke/openhub table

    Hi, Post migration to production, when i am trying to load the data in open hub table, its showing OH table is not active. i had tried to all aspect but i am unable to load the data. is there any ABAP Program or Function Module to activate infospoke/