I think its an account that is always present but Apple has hidden it for protection purposes. You just have to re-enable it. Here's a few ways, from OSX hints below. Once you've enabled it you can have it show up in your login window by selecting "list of users" in the Accounts preference pane. Then you can login is god and do whatever you want.<br><br><br><blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>The \"root\" user (also known as the superuser) is the most powerful UNIX account. The root account can do anything to any file or folder, anywhere on the system. For that reason, it's considered quite dangerous, and only needs to be used (occasionally) by advanced users. <br> <br> Because of the dangers of operating as root, Apple has chosen to hide the root account in OS X Final. However, there are a number of ways to enable it. The easiest is to boot off the install CD, and look under the Install menu for the \"Password Reset\" option. You can use this to change your own password if you forget it, and to enable the root account. This utility will not run if you copy it to your hard drive! It only works when booting from the CD. <br> <br> Read the rest if you'd like to know how to do this from within OS X, and skip the CD-based reboot.<br><br>The second easiest way to enable root is to start a terminal session, and type:<br>sudo passwd root<br>You will be prompted for a new password to enable root access. Many find this easier than rebooting, but since it involves the command line, newcomers may find it a bit more intimidating. <br> <br> The hardest way to enable root is to use the Netinfo Manager application (in Applications/Utilities). Here's what you do, courtesy of \"anonymous\": <br> <br> 1) Open NetInfo Manager <br> 2) Select \"Users\" from the second list. <br> 3) Select a user you created andnd know the password for! <br> 4) Double-click on the value across from \"passwd\" and copy it. It is the encoded form of the password for that user. <br> 5) Select \"root\" from the list of users. Find the \"passwd\" value (default is \"*\") and paste over it. <br> 6) Exit Netinfo Manager. <br> 7) Open the Terminal and type \"su root\". <br> 8) Enter the password for the user chosen above.<br><p><hr></blockquote><p>