I think your talking about doing this from single user mode,
 I've done this in a mac el capitan training course  and yes it is a case of 
deleting and or renaming a system file and it starting the setup again.

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On Behalf Of Tim Kilburn
Sent: Saturday, 5 August 2017 2:45 AM
To: macvisionaries@googlegroups.com
Subject: Re: Unlocking Users & Groups

Hi,

Actually, it can normally just be done using Terminal from the Recovery 
partition.  At least I've done it that way in the past.  The trick is to remove 
a specific hidden file, thus telling your Mac that it is at the new 
installation stage.  When in the new installation mode, the Setup Assistant 
will appear whereby you set up a new Admin user and you're good to go from 
there.  This normally works fine except in the cases where File Vault is 
enabled.  In that case, you're hooped.

Later...

Tim Kilburn
Fort McMurray, AB Canada

On Aug 3, 2017, at 15:48, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:

Anders,
  That would put the Mac into single user mode which is not accessible so I 
just started over again.

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On 8/3/2017 2:43 PM, Anders Holmberg wrote:
> Hi!
> There is but you have to use the terminal.
> I can’t for the life of me remember the command to do this.
> /A
> 
>> 3 aug. 2017 kl. 00:12 skrev Joseph Hudson <jhud7...@gmail.com>:
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>> Sounds like to me you might be in need for a reinstall. And I don't think 
>> that there's a way out besides that.
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>>> On Aug 2, 2017, at 2:15 PM, E.T. <ancient.ali...@icloud.com> wrote:
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>>> High Sierra beta. Not sure what went wrong. I changed the name of the user 
>>> folder. After restarting, I found my user account is no longer an 
>>> administrative account. I cannot unlock Users & Groups so I cannot change 
>>> my account status. I can change my login password and log in but cannot 
>>> unlock. What do I need to do?
>>> 
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