other than deny access to everyone, including the owner.
Creating an account in OS X without a password is not a good idea. The password is there for a reason and helps prevent what you were trying to prevent when all this went south.
Let's try this.
Boot your MacBook from the OS X installation disk, or the disk that came with the computer, and as soon as the text appears in the menu bar, choose Password Reset. It's probably under Utilities.
Reset all the passwords to something, anything, just not blank.
On completion, reboot and log on.
When tried to save newly typed text in a document residing in my Mac Hard Drive it refused to save. The only option I still have is to create and save a new document on the Desktop ?
Tried to fix it by opening Info of Mac Hard Drive . Sharing and Permission options at the bottom of the pane display this:
system - write only (drop box)
admin - read only
everyone - no access
They are not accessible (are dimmed), padlock is dimmed too, so I can?t do any changes.
Tried to Option Click on the padlock but it blinks for a moment but goes locked again.
Never before had a problem like this.
I have admin access to my Mac with no password set -I just click on OK instead.
I?ve tried to do something via System>Accounts - my account, but when I click on the locked padlock it blinks for a moment but goes locked again, so I can?t do anything here.
(My account is the only one - I have no guest or other accounts set.)
The same story with the padlock when tried pane Internet&Wireless.
Overall, I believe I did something wrong when tried to set my computer inaccessible for strangers when I am on public WiFi hotspot?
I am not tech savvy and at this point I don?t know what else to do?
My Mac is MacBookPro, OSX10.6
Can someone please show me the steps to unblock my HardDrive and get back my access to it ?
Thank you in advance fellow Mac users!