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    Default OS X 10.5.5 Admin Password help needed

    Hello all,

    I have an MacBook Air with no rescue or install CD/DVD available. It is running on OS X 10.5.5
    A few days ago a set a single admin password to prevent overly curious individuals to get in my machine. Unfortunately I walk away from it without writing the very simple PW somewhere and, of course, my brain decided that it was not important to remember this new PW!
    I tried a number of "single" user command lines (cmd+s -> mount -uw/ ...)
    All I managed to accomplish was to create a new admin used but my access to the stored data is not authorized. I still need to get the data from my original Admin user account. Anyone knows How I can access the data or "crack" the original Admin PW or change to PW without knowing it under OS x 10.5.5 as mentioned before.
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    can you do: sudo passwd
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    Insert your Leopard DVD and use the Password Reset Utility.

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    Hello I know this is very late (over 2 years since you posted) but I have a solution. I have a video on YouTube on how to "hack" a Mac. Basically being able to log in and view all files without knowing the password. I also have a post on it titled "How to Hack a Mac". So if you still need help with this problem, the link to my YouTube Channel is below.

    - TechHackerPro

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    As a follow to this topic, I have a query re: changing from a BLANK password to a real one. I have a MBP with OSX 10.7.3. No problems and use a BLANK password. It was set up this way at time of purchase (from Apple dealer).

    I've been advised to:
    1. Go to system preferences
    2. Go to users and groups
    3. Open lock in lower left, using password (BLANK)
    4. Select change password
    5. In the field for present password, simply click on the field.
    6. Move to next field to enter new password (real one)

    My concern is it seems altogether too simple. I am wondering what happens if the system should "reject" my BLANK password. Will I get locked out or will the system give me more chances?

 

 

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