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kattphud 06-03-2007 02:33 AM

I know my pw, but what's my admin username?
 
Ever since the latest security update from Apple, I'm having the opposite problem that most people seem to have: I know exactly what my administrator password is, but now it's asking me for an administrator username, and I don't have the foggiest idea of what it could be. I entered my account name and my short name, but didn't like that. I've even tried "idiot's luggage" things like "admin" and "root", but to no avail.

How do I figure out what the administrator's username is?

Martin. 06-03-2007 03:27 AM

have you tried leaving it blank?

cazabam 06-03-2007 05:38 AM

The box that appears expects your short name and your password. If you're not sure what your short name is, it's the same as you user directory :)

kattphud 06-03-2007 10:00 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by cazabam (Post 406609)
The box that appears expects your short name and your password.

That was the second thing I tried, but that didn't work either.

kattphud 06-03-2007 10:03 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Martin. (Post 406575)
have you tried leaving it blank?

Tried that on your suggestion. No dice.


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