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Locked Greyed Out Mac: What You Should Know

Some of these options are under Application Control, including preferences stored in the “My Documents” folder. To view the “My Documents” folder, open Finder and locate the folder. You can also delete this folder from your Mac. Why can't I change the “i” in my Mac? Some Apple software is locked to certain users. For the purpose of protecting your Mac system from malicious software, Apple limits this functionality to use on the users that have created the application. How do I change my admin password? If you're a system administrator, you can change your administrator password with any of the following methods: Click the Admin icon in your Menu Bar. Click System Preferences. Click Security & Privacy. Click your admin account name. Click Change password. How do I install updates to my Mac? -- System Requirements What do “Cleaning up” and “Uninstalling” do? -- Step by Step Cleaning Up: You can run a system cleanup by clicking C. You can also go to C:\Program Files\Apple Software Update to check for updates. What do “Cleaning up” and “Uninstalling” do? — Step by Step Uninstalling: You can delete files by clicking the “uninstall a program” step in the Mac OS X Utilities > Go menu in System Preferences.


Why is system grayed out on Mac?
Many factors can cause this problem, like a fault in the file system entry for the file, or Mac hard drive formatting, interruption in the file or folder copying process, power failure, Mac OS crash, and more. Whatever the reason is, the result is the files or folders greyed out; you cannot open the folder.
Why is my screen locked on Mac?
One possible reason why your Mac locks the screen automatically is that you have set up a Hot Corner that quickly activates the screen saver when you leave your computer. To check whether this is the case, click System Preferences from the Apple menu, then go to Desktop & Screen Saver.
How do I unlock my desktop screen?
Press CTRL+ALT+DELETE to unlock the computer. Type the logon information for the last logged on user, and then click OK. When the Unlock Computer dialog box disappears, press CTRL+ALT+DELETE and log on normally.
Why is require password greyed out Mac?
This is usually because some Mac security and privacy panes are greyed out. You can easily fix this by clicking on the padlock icon at the bottom, then entering your administrative password to unlock it.
How do I reset my Mac Lock Screen?
Reset your login password using your Apple ID Click the question mark next to the password field. If you don't see a question mark , press and hold the power button until your Mac shuts down, then press the power button to restart your Mac. Click the arrow next to reset it using your Apple ID.
How do I unlock a locked Mac screen?
Unlock a screen In Remote Desktop , select a computer list in the sidebar of the main window, select one or more computers with a Locked Screen status, then choose Interact > Unlock Screen. Click Unlock Screen.
How do I force delete a locked file Mac?
Shut down your Mac device, then press the power button again to restart your Mac device. Press and hold the Shift key during the bootup process. Release your hold on the Shift key when you see the Apple logo on the screen with its progress bar. Empty your Trash to delete locked files.
How do you force delete a locked file?
Open the Start menu, then the File Explorer and find the formerly locked file. Remove the file. Click the previously locked file, then the Home tab, and Delete in the toolbar. Or, you may select the file by clicking on it and then pressing the Delete key.
How do you delete a file that won't Delete on a Mac?
When a file is locked, you need to unlock it first in order to move to Trash. Ctrl-click the file you cannot delete and select Get Info. Expand the General tab and find the Locked checkbox. Deselect it if it's turned on. Go back to select the file and delete it again.
Can't delete file because it is open in system Mac?
How to force delete the Trash on your Mac Quit the app that seems to be using the file. If that doesn't work, quit all running applications. Restart your Mac. Disable all login items that may be causing the problem and restart your Mac. Restart your Mac in Recovery mode (hold down Command-R) while your Mac restarts.
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