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youdin

 
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Yes, it was stupid to use the Terminal to change passwords. I already did what is mentioned in the hack-link. This is what is so weird. I have a new admin account, but still can't fix the broken password on the original account. That's why I doubt that the startup disk will help, unless it changes passwords in a different way. I think I have a real messy problem that may require a serious expert since I've already tried friends I consider pretty knowledgeable on both Macs and Unix.

thanks though for the advice on not trying to copy files over. I am tempted (so I can get access to my Calendar!) but will hold off.

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Originally Posted by chscag View Post
Why do folks insist on using the Terminal to change passwords? That's what System Preferences - Accounts is for.

Do you have your original install media along with you? Otherwise, you may have to wait until you get back home. Do not copy one account to the other while the password is in Limbo. That will lead to further lockouts and probably a complete re-install.

In the meantime you might want to try this work around - hack: Link

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