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      Latest reply on Mar 1, 2018 5:55 AM by seariouslyfuckyouapple
      Taylor E Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        Hi there,

         

        I am hoping someone might know how to fix this - after updating to High Sierra, the two admin accounts on this machine are all of a sudden standard accounts. There is no admin account at all, which means I can't seemingly fix this problem because there is no admin I can log into. Any changes to the system or software installs I try to do that require admin approval, I have no way to grant it. And no way to create a new admin user without an existing.

         

        I've looked up a couple of ways around this, but none have worked so far (example, using the command resetpassword while in recovery mode in terminal - it no longer allows you to select the root - it only shows the two Standard account - no way to create an admin. Also tried "resetting" the setup so I would reboot and have to go through setup again, forcing the system to allow me to create a new user through the setup process, but High Sierra doesn't go through those steps.)

         

        Anyone have any ideas on what to try? There's always wiping the entire system, installing a fresh copy, setting up a detault user, and then importing the old users - but I thought I would see if anyone here could save me some time with some simple commands