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Log in | Administrator privileges | Mac OS X
M-- This question is off-topic. It isn't a programming question. MacroMan We can't program anything if we can't open the app. Glad i found this question.
Convert Standard User Account to Administrator Account from Command Line of Mac OS
The posted answer didn't work but got me thinking, so I answered after I got my app open. Happy coding This happened to me as well Mohammed Jafar Mohammed Jafar 3 3 silver badges 4 4 bronze badges. Neither of the suggestions by sonique or ishaalans worked in my case: Right click to open application package contents logged in as an admin Find the executable file of the app in question Type sudo into Terminal Drag and drop the executable on the Terminal cursor after sudo and it will populate the file path Click enter and enter admin password Voila!
It opened immediately for me and should for you if all else fails.
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The convenience of this setup means that you can reactivate the setup assistant to create an administrative account on the computer simply by removing this hidden file and then restarting the computer, which by default should take three steps:. Security concerns?
This method can be used to reset any administrative account status on any Mac system, and as a result you might be concerned that anyone can make these changes to your system. By default OS X does allow for this; however, there is a quick security measure you can take to prevent it and ensure that only you can perform these actions.
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Use this tool to set a firmware password, and then nobody will be able to reset PRAM, boot to Safe Mode, Single User Mode, or to alternative boot drives unless they either disable the password or supply it when prompted. Have a fix? Post them below or e-mail us!
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Don't show this again. How to quickly restore a missing admin account in OS X If you find that you cannot access your OS X administrator account, there is a relatively quick way to get it back. Topher Kessler.