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Recovering a lost root password
Authored by: giogioforums on Feb 26, '08 04:32:17PM

This is the solution I found it has no limitations but you need to have a windows PC and any macDisk software:
MacDisk is a software that allows to look into any Mac HardDisk and read/modify/delete its content without any need for any passoword.
Once you installed on the Windows PC your MAC Hard Disk (make sure Windows do not write any signatures on it by cancelling its request)
go on the preferencies folder (this work for both OS 9 and OS x) and then in the System Folder locate the file named Multi-User Prefs and delete it. Then do a normal restart.
Note thas this procedure will also allow the recovery of your files from the PC
Enjoy it

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