SOLVED Preference-change window will not accept my user name and password


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I'm using a Mac Pro 5,1 mid 2010, 2 x 2.66 GHz 6 core intel xeon with 64 GB 1333 MHz DDR3 using an SSD (brand new) as the start up disk and running OS High Sierra 10.13.6. I can log in on start-up with my user name and password no problem, I can even go into my settings and change the password if I want to. If I attempt to click the little lock icon to effect any other changes, the system will not accept my user name and password. Totally weird and extremely frustrating, I cannot get past this point no matter what I try. I use this computer primarily for video editing and have lots of work coming up very soon, I'm desperate, can anyone help me?
 
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Cory Cooper

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Hello and welcome.

Are you using the long or short name...i.e. Your Name or yourname?

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The problem was that I was not set up as admin, it seems crazy I know, long story but reinstallation of the OS and setting myself as admin worked.
 

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