5 responses

  1. BoD
    December 14, 2015

    `dsenableroot’ works just fine in Snow Leopard, at least as of 10.6.8

  2. Marco
    November 21, 2017

    Am I able to do this in a machine that I don’t know the Administrator password?

  3. Justin
    November 30, 2017


    Due to a bug in Mac High Sierra update… my user account is no longer Admin. I can log in but I cannot unlock the lock in Users & Groups for e.g. I was the only Admin on the system before this bug happened. I had logged in with root to verify the High Sierra bug… changed root password after confirming the bug… did a software update to “fix” the issue … and now I am locked out of doing anything which requires Admin rights on my own Mac…

    Any idea how to fix this?


    • Paul
      December 1, 2017

      Yes if you login as root user you can then change the primary account back to Administrator. Root is superior to Admin and can change accounts as well.

  4. Bachsau
    February 23, 2018

    Generally speaking, ENABLING the root account is the best idea one could have! Because sudo is prone to errors and once you managed to lock out yourself, you will be glad you can at least call su.

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