Archive for November, 2011

mount samba share on MAC desktop

Locate apple script on your system under utilities.  Create a new document and do one of the two below actions.


tell application "finder"
map volume "smb://servername/servershare"
end tell

OR with username and password

tell application "Finder"
mount volume "smb://WORKGROUP;username:password@servername/servershare"
end tell

Save the file, I change it from a script to an application so I can still edit it, but i can just double click it to use it.

If you want this to work automatically, add the script to the user account startup options found in the account settings in settings.


Other apple commands, good read 😉

Lost MAC password

So someone asked me to access their MAC to which they added they had lost the password and didn’t have any OSX disks.  Difficult I thought, BUT no, EASY !

So this manual doesn’t change or retrieve the lost password. but does allow you to create another administrator account on the MAC. Once your in as a new administrator you can get your data back or just to into account and change the password for the original account.

1) Boot your MAC from off (not sleep) and hold the “command” key and the “S” key at the same time.

2) Once at the prompt root# let go and type the following:

mount -uw /

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now

4) the MAC will reboot and you will do the welcome setup (where you create a new account)

5) login as that new user and then change the account password for the locked account in settings.

6) Clean up by logging in as your unlocked your and delete the temp admin account we just created in the MAC settings.

Please try and add a note to confirm.