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I forgot the admin. password and now I cant install anything on my hardrive. Someone please help! my desktop is slowly flooding with files.
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from apple's support site.

http://docs.info.apple.com/article.h.../en/mh655.html

To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:
Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.
When you hear the startup tone, hold down the C key until you see the spinning gear.
When the Installer appears, choose Utilities > Reset Password.
Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.
Quit the Installer and restart your computer while holding down the mouse button to eject the disc.

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Will my files be lost?
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Nope, your files should remain the same if you do it correctly.

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