How to login as a " root " on Mac OSX 10.3

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in Genius Bar edited January 2014
Few Steps to Follow



1. First go to ur system preferences, the to accounts, and then change from list of users to name and password.



2. Click on the finder, then applictaions, then utilities and then to ur net info manager



3. Open the net info manager, once u have it open u will see either the middle or on both sides few options. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THOSE "



4. Just make sure that the application is selected, then u will see few menus " NetinfoManager, Domain Directory et.. on the menu bar



5. There u will also see Security " Click There "



6. Then select Authenticate



7. It will ask u ur login password " Enter your password that u just login to the system "



8. One u do that the window will disappear



9. Click again on Security



10. Now u will see it giving u the option to enable root user



11. Once u do that , it will ask u to select the pasword



12. Once that is done Log off and log back in again



13. Remember to login as a " root ' ur login is " root "



14. Your password is " that u choose "



15. Have fun



By doing that u can show everyones User Folder and there history



Normally this action is done by the Admin

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  • Reply 1 of 3
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by kamrankhan

    Few Steps to Follow



    1. First go to ur system preferences, the to accounts, and then change from list of users to name and password.



    2. Click on the finder, then applictaions, then utilities and then to ur net info manager



    3. Open the net info manager, once u have it open u will see either the middle or on both sides few options. DO NOT CLICK ON ANY OF THOSE "



    4. Just make sure that the application is selected, then u will see few menus " NetinfoManager, Domain Directory et.. on the menu bar



    5. There u will also see Security " Click There "



    6. Then select Authenticate



    7. It will ask u ur login password " Enter your password that u just login to the system "



    8. One u do that the window will disappear



    9. Click again on Security



    10. Now u will see it giving u the option to enable root user



    11. Once u do that , it will ask u to select the pasword



    12. Once that is done Log off and log back in again



    13. Remember to login as a " root ' ur login is " root "



    14. Your password is " that u choose "



    15. Have fun



    By doing that u can show everyones User Folder and there history



    Normally this action is done by the Admin




    I know your new but there is post at the top of Genius Bar called 'FAQ' which contains a lot of instructions (root access being one of them).



    This was also an accidental post I assume as you've also posted this in response to a classic problem. The reason I comment is because the FAQ has a clearer way of enabling root. We try and only have one post to enable services (such as root) to make it easier for the user but also to ensure that no-one gives out stupid advice (not that you are). Anyway, welcome to AppleInsider.



    Can a mod lock this thread please?
  • Reply 2 of 3
    fahlmanfahlman Posts: 694member
    This was in response to How to delete system 9 folder from old mac? thread.
  • Reply 3 of 3
    maccrazymaccrazy Posts: 2,657member
    Quote:

    Originally posted by fahlman

    This was in response to How to delete system 9 folder from old mac? thread.



    yeah I know I'm posting on that thread myself.
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