Last Updated on Nov 12, 2020
After updating Mac or MacBook to macOS Catalina, you may encounter No admin account on macOS Catalina. Even sometimes, the admin account is recorded as a standard account on Mac. Most of the time, macOS will show no admin account when you migrate data from the old computer, Sometimes Accidentally delete admin account, or Corrupted Hard Drive or Data due to many reasons like buggy software, macOS Installation problems. Sooner or later, it won’t let you access the admin account on macOS Catalina.
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There is only one way that one of the Mac users found to fix no admin account on macOS. You have to create a new account on Mac and then set up the computer as usual. Thereafter, you can change the standard account to an admin account from the Users & Groups menu. Learn how to get rid of no admin account on macOS Catalina,
Also We can create more than one admin account or assign any Mac users to Admin role under the Mac System Preferences.
Fix No Admin Account on Apple Mac
How Do I Recover My Administrator Account on Apple Mac?
Step #1: Click on the “Apple” menu.
Step #2: Select “Restart”.
Step #3: When you hear startup chime on Mac press and hold the Command+S keys.
Step #4: Release the keys when text appears on Mac.
if the command doesn’t return any error message that means command executed successfully.
Step #5: Type the following command, mount -uw/ and hit return key. or Use /sbin/mount –uw/
Step #6: Type, rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone and press enter.
Step #7: Type reboot, and press enter.
Wait for few seconds, Mac will restart soon. and Go to create a new administrator account.
Step #8: Now, select “Language” and click Continue.
Step #9: Choose your “Country” and Continue.
Step #10: Select the “Keyboard” and then click Continue.
Step #11: Choose the Wi-Fi network to which you want to connect the Mac.
Step #12: Next, Mac will ask you to “Transfer information to This Mac”. Tick Mark the boxes appropriate boxes and continue to begin the transfer.
Step #13: “Sign in with your Apple ID” or click “Don’t Sign In” and skip this step.
Step #14: Agree to “Terms & Conditions”.
Step #15: Enter the following details to Create Admin Account on macOS Catalina and click on Continue.
Step #16: Again hit Continue on “Express Setup Screen”.
Step #17: Follow the path, Apple menu > System Preferences > User & Groups.
Step #18: To make changes, click on the “Lock” icon on the bottom-left window and type the password to Unlock.
Here your problem of no admin account on macOS Catalina resolves. To make changes read the next step.
Step #19: If you would like to change the standard account to Admin account, then select “Allow user to Administer this computer”.
Another Ways to Create a New Admin Account or Assign Admin role to any Mac users
This is another tricky solution for the people who are not able to type a command like above or failed to perform command on Mac for any reason. follow the below steps and create & Use a new admin account on the same Mac system with different login Username and Password from the Mac Startup screen.
- Go to the Apple Logo on the Mac screen.
- Scroll to System Preference and click on it.
- Now, Click on the Users & Group option.
- Next Click on the lock button that available on the bottom left of the window. Enter the Mac password to authenticate and make admin level changes.
- After successful unlock, Click on the “+” icon at the bottom left sidebar or window. Here first you should select a new account type that should either admin, Standard or Sharing only. Here I go with the Administrator.
- Next, Enter Admin User name, and enter a new password that easy to remember. Also, enter a new password second verify text box. Next, enter a hint of the password.
That’s it. also we can delete the admin account, To delete it select the account name and click on “-“ sign.
Also Select which types or deletion you required, to completely delete it, select last option and click on Delete button to remove admin account from Mac completely.
Change or Update Admin to Standard user type on Mac
This all are alternate ways to fix no admin account on Mac.