How to restore administration account on Imac — Micro Center

How to restore administration account on Imac

I tried to make a new user and I needed up erasing the admin account somehow. So now I can't make any changes to my software nor can I delete apps. How can I fix this issue without having to bring it in to a tech.


  • TSMikeWTSMikeW admin
    There are several ways to do this. You can remove flag file for the setup process and it'll loop you back into the out of box setup process and let you create a new Administrator account. I would backup any data before attempting this. You're going to be required to access the recovery environment and accomplish via Terminal, or via Single User mode and Terminal. There will be additional steps if you have a new system with a T2 security chip. 

    We do apologize for the delay in answering your post. If you want directions and to attempt we can certainly provide information for you. This is something I would recommend bringing in though.
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