April 14th, 2020 · 1 min read
This may not work if you’re using a new(er) machine with T2 security chip or having FileVault enabled. The one I was dealing with was an old MacBook Pro (Early 2011) running Lion.
Apparently her laptop was set up by someone else & that someone turned on Automatic Login. For 9 yrs she's been using her computer without ever having to enter her admin password. She didn't even remember who helped her set it up in the 1st place. (2/6)— Anh (@quanganhdo) April 9, 2020
Creating a new admin account using System Preferences wasn't an option either because she couldn't unlock the Users & Groups pane: https://t.co/tELUgvuVZ6 (4/6)— Anh (@quanganhdo) April 9, 2020
She lost access to her old keychain, but all other data was there. Once again, Single User Mode saved the day.— Anh (@quanganhdo) April 9, 2020