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MAC OSX User accept password but does not allow me to login?

I have deleted the login keychain in user ABC which is administrator user, i remember the password. I also have a CDF user on my mac which is also administrator. When at login I give password to ABC ...
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Access/modify the User path variable, not System path

I am trying to make an installer for a program and my workplace doesn't allow us 'regular' users to modify the system environment. In an effort to get around the restrictions, I'm trying to add my ...
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How to share a bookmark folder between two google chrome profiles

Use case: Google Chrome I have a work profile and a home profile, and both are synced with google's mothership. The problem is, sometimes I want to bookmark something while I am using the first ...
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Multiple user accounts from same client on network share?

My Win7 professional client has a connected network drive to the server with cached login (user/pw) data. How can I connect to the same server as a different user simultaneously?
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In Snow Leopard, how to prevent other users of my machine from seeing my files?

How do I setup users on my MacBook Pro (Snow Leopard) such that the along with having different work spaces, each user has secured folders and files from other users?
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Accidentally created a seperate /home profile

I've partitioned by Linux install to have separate / and /home partitions. In this instance, while installing Ubuntu 12.10, I accidentally created a new profile as /home. Thus, in the home folder on ...
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How to alternate between login screen types in Windows 7?

When already at the default login screen in Windows 7 where you click on an icon to select a user, is there a way to switch to the mode where you enter both a username and a password? In Windows XP, ...
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New accounts cannot log in on Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I tried to make a new user account for a child to use my computer. When trying to log in to this account, I get the message "Your account is configured to prevent you from using this computer. Please ...
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How do I add new users to PostgreSQL 9.1 on Mac OS X 10.6?

I am unable to run psql with my normal Mac user account in Terminal session, although I can do it using the postgres service account). When I enter the command psql mydb and type my password, I get ...
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Can't start useraccount / no GUI terminal

When I am in the startmenu of Ubuntu 12.04 I can not start in my own account and I don't see any error messages. I try to use my account and then I return to the original start menu. I can start in ...
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How to restrict access to certain folders or partititions for user accts on WinXP?

I want to pass down my older computer to my little brother but keep part of the hard drive as one of my places to save backups. I have the HDD partitioned into 3 partitions, and all my stuff is on ...
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Windows Server 2008 - Scheduled Task Multiple Users

I am setting up a scheduled task on a Windows 2008 server to run a utility. I am able to do this without a problem with my user account, but no one else can access it when they login. I need to create ...
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How to print in Windows (Vista) using a different user?

Is it possible to print as different user in Windows (Vista) without switching user? I don't want to create profile for another user. (I need this because of some printers that are accessible only ...
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“Slave” user accounts in GNU/Linux

How to make one user account to be like root for some other user account, e.g. to be able to read, write, chmod all it's files, chown from this account to master and back, kill/ptrace all it's ...
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There are multiple TEMP* accounts in \Users\ since switching to a limited account

Ever since I switched my normal Windows 7 user account to a limited account (for some reason the default is an admin account ◔_◔), there have been multiple TEMP* accounts accumulating in C:\Users. ...
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Windows 8.1 - Windows account unlinked from Users Folder

Background: I installed a new SSD in my laptop to run some tests, and connected my usual primary SSD via USB to copy files back and forth. After completing my tests, I then re-installed my usual SSD ...
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Windows installation user account

Since I'm not supposed to run day to day as an administrator and should be using a normal user account, what do I do about the user that is created during installation of Windows? During ...
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Creating a user home directory

i have a xubuntu system which i cannot (GUI) access. (The home partition was on a disk which no longer exists). i tried sudo useradd gh1 but it says sudo: it is unable to open ...
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can not print with specific windows account

I can not print from my account even I have the permissinos to print, but from another account it is possible. the problem just occures when I use adobe reader and microsoftword, but from my browser ...
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How do I change users in Google Keep's chrome app?

On the phone I can easily switch between my Google accounts, on YouTube a video can be found that showcases it for the app but this option is just missing for me or has been removed by Google.
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How to set up Windows PCs on a Mac server

I have a Mac server that has Mac PCs connected to it, and Windows PCs connected to it as well and I am unable to let Windows users log into the server via their PC. How would I go permitting access to ...
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Win8 Request full login prompt from inside a Family Safety account

Setting up a new school laptop for my son. The Administrator account is still disabled and I password-protected the user account with administrator permissions ("parent account"). I then created a ...
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Can we permission to user account for modify any file in any drive?

We have a PC that has one account, the Administrator. I created a user account with member of user permission. Problem is that I can not modify, type and save any .xls, .doc or .ppt file. So, are ...
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Restoring default OEM Windows 7 account picture

Recently I changed my account picture from the default HP image to a skull and crossbones. When I tried to change it back, I saw that the default picture had been replaced with the skull and ...
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Consequence of changing Microsoft user name?

When I bought my computer, the store installed the admin user under the name "Joe R. Blogg Christian", initial followed by dot and surname. I always thought it wasn't good, but I didn't have any ...
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Deleted admin HKLM\Software\Microsoft\ and now there is no admin on the system

One of my colleagues has deleted the registry stuff related to the Administrator account on his PC and now he cannot see the "Administrator" account on the Windows machine!! There is just a "Guest" ...
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How to recover Windows 8 authenticated users access if denied for a particular folder

I've got Windows 8 and trying to restrict access to a particular folder on my D: drive for other user accounts, and set permissions for the authenticated user group in security tab as denied. Now I ...
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What does: “The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll” mean?

I keep getting this message on start up: "The procedure entry point StiCreateInstanceA could not be located in the dynamic link library STI.dll" (only on one of my user accounts on my computer). That ...
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Windows 8 email account setupwith Verizon.net

I know that have the correct information but Windows 8 says it cannot find settings for my account. Incoming Server seems to be hard coded for IMAP and Verizon is POP3. What do I do so set up my ...
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Duplicate Windows 7 User Profile to a new user

Is there a way in Windows 7 to copy all Windows user profile information (especially desktop and UI settings, including profile picture) from an existing Windows user to a brand new user. So let's ...
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Can't access any USB drive Windows 7 though loggedin as admin

I work in company where some one had make changes in my pc. Because of this I can't access any usb drive, Windows detects usb drive but when clicked message pop out F:/ is not accessible, access ...
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Install python module for one user without root access?

I have a Python program that uses wxPython and I bundle with py2app on Mac. This worked perfectly fine under 2.6 (I had wx and py2app installed in 2.6). But because of some bugs in the zipfile library ...
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Give Apache and Account User File Writing Priviliges

I am using OS X Mountain Lion for web development. I am running the built-in Apache server. Now I need to allow the PHP script I am running to write in a directory. But if I chown the directory to ...
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Does associating a Microsoft Account to a Local Account provide at least the same Windows 8 functionality as using only an MS Account?

When installing Windows 8 you are asked I you want to use a Microsoft Account or a Local Account. If you want to control the name of your USERPROFILE path you need to create a Local Account with the ...
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Change User Folder

So I had a backup and when restored it to my computer the User folder didn't actually change to use the backed-up folder, so now I have an owner folder (which is pretty much empty) and a my_username ...
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Interactive (desktop) login as other user on Windows 7

I have a Win7 machine, on which I am an administrator. There is a separate regular user account on the machine. I'm wondering if it's possible to login interactively (i.e. with a desktop session) as ...
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Some Windows XP users can't open any programs

On my Windows XP PC several user accounts have been created (five to be exact), of these one has all the built-in programs disabled. When I click to open any of these programs it searches to find the ...
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Running nginx as the current user

On my linux PC, I'd like to run nginx as whatever user I'm logged into when I start it, and I'd like it to look for config files in the home directory of that user. Is there a way to install nginx to ...
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Proxy server do not request for account and password but using windows account to log on

I've setting my windows 7 system to connect a proxy server,settings tested in another machine which is all right. But the proxy server does not ask for authentication info, no popup to ask for ...
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Which group memberships are necessary for simple users in Ubuntu 12.04?

I'm configuring Ubuntu 12.04 for my sister. I'd like to give her a system that she really can't screw up, but can still do normal things like install software. I don't want to just add her user to ...
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Newly created users .ssh folder is in the wrong place

I'm trying to create new users on my Media Temple (dv) 3.5 who have the same access as a beta account. The reason for this is so my development team can use GitHub for source management without ...
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What can I do to directly access any system without having to log in?

I have a issue that may be in local area connection or DNS on server. I have a local area network with one server and 5 systems. I have installed the DNS on server to manage the users. now issue is ...
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Schtasks can't run .bat file in windows server 2003

I have a problem with running a .bat file in windows 2003. If I change the user to Admin, I can run it without any problem, but with SYSTEM as user, it will not run. The command is: SCHTASKS /Create ...
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about managing my network passwords on XP computer

I have a question about stored user name and password on XP pro computer. if you go to control panel - user accounts -pick the account name and there is an option to click manage my network ...
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Windows 7 enterprise lock out; only displaying admin user

I was trying to set up a home network on my Windows 7 admin machine, to do this, I needed to log in as an admin. The problem is, I restarted the computer and now only the admin user is being ...
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How to delete an old (root) account on Ubuntu safely?

I have a user account with root access in my Ubuntu with username "A". For some reason, I created another account sometime back for myself named "B" and gave this account root access as well. Now, I ...
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What happpens to /etc/passwd- file when useradd command fails

I know that when a user is added using the useradd command, it creates a backup of /etc/passwd in /etc/passwd-, and then add the new user into the /etc/passwd. Suppose if by some chance the useradd ...
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How to list active samba users?

I could not find a pdbedit or smbldap-userlist option to list just the active samba users. Solution on Question [1] lists all users and machines and smbldap-userlist -ua lists all users, even if they ...
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Why are user-specific startup items starting for all users?

On my Win7 machine I have a number of programs in my user's startup folder ("C:\Users{USER}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"). A few of them like ZumoCast and ...
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Enable Wireless connection for guest account only

I want to enable WiFi internet access for a guest user and disable the same for the administrator at the same time. If I switch users, is there a way that my guest account can access the net while the ...