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LOcked out #643026 12/27/16 02:50 AM
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I have forgotten my password to my own machine. Is there any way to get around it?

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Re: LOcked out [Re: PapaBill] #643027 12/27/16 03:38 AM
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Password to log in to the machine, or to install software, or your Apple ID. What version of the OS, still El Capitan?

Re: LOcked out [Re: Reboot] #643030 12/27/16 01:39 PM
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Yeah, El Capitan. But while I was waiting for a reply, I found a website that gave me the answer. Now I got an even MORE immediate problem.

I have been recently been getting a message that says I am out of application memory. Now, since I have not added anything to my iMac since I got it a year ago, have not taken memory out of it, or modified it in any way, why all of a sudden does it give me that problem. And when I click anything on the screen, all I get is that spinning disk, and I'm unable to do anything.

I'm completely mystified why this is happening.

Help?? Please!!

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Re: LOcked out [Re: PapaBill] #643033 12/27/16 04:08 PM
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How much room do you have left on your hard drive? Click on the hard drive icon on the desktop then press the Command and the I key to Get Info. You can also go up to the File menu after clicking on the hard drive and drag down to Get Info. It will tell the Capacity and how much is used and how much space is left.

Let me know the Capacity, and how much is left on it.

If your hard drive does not show on the desktop, hold the Option key down, go up to the Apple and click on the first item, it should say System Information. You'll find your hard drive information in there too under SATA.

Re: LOcked out [Re: Reboot] #643034 12/28/16 12:01 PM
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Right now, without rebooting the computer (that damned spinning disk) I don't know.

O.K., hadda reboot. Capacity: 998.98 Gb, Available: 883.95 Gb.

I don't use it much cause I can't find software I can use.

Last edited by papabill; 12/28/16 12:02 PM.

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Re: Locked out [Re: PapaBill] #643042 12/29/16 02:29 PM
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In Win 7 there is a way to call up the Task Manager to see what apps and/or processes are running. Is there something like that with Mac?

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Re: Locked out [Re: PapaBill] #643043 12/29/16 03:41 PM
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Activity Monitor. Just click on the Sherlock search in the upper right and type in Activity. Also you might try starting in safe boot mode, when you hear the start up chime hold down the shift key till you see the Apple and spinning gear thing, you know you did it right if you see a progress bar. It will take longer to start up as it is running disk utility in the background, clearing font caches, and turning off any non-Apple software. Once it restarts reboot normally.

You should also get a login screen that says safe boot.


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