This admin account has no admin authority?
December 21, 2009 5:50 PM Subscribe
Why can't I see around half of the applications in the Applications/Utilities folder on my friend's laptop?
posted by thecaddy to computers & internet (5 answers total)
I'm trying to get access to Disk Utility so I can repartition a new external hard drive. But while I can see that the app exists when I go into the folder in Terminal, I can't see it in Finder--or open it through spotlight, for that matter.
The computer (a powerbook G4) is running 10.4.11, and my friend's account is admin and the only account on the computer. I can't back out on the login screen to try and become root or anything--and using SU in terminal, even assuming I could know the password, probably won't get me anywhere.
How can I get access to the full folder? Any thoughts?