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Forgot my password

Posted: October 11th, 2017, 4:55 am
by SteveMun80
Just a little bit stupid situation but I forgot my password.
I believe that there is some simple solution. Can anyone help?

Re: Forgot my password

Posted: October 11th, 2017, 9:00 am
by Turboladdade
Forgot your account password on your Mac? Try this:

Apple includes a tool with macOS or Mac OS X (depending on which version you are using) to replace a Mac's password. This is the best option if you have completely forgotten your password. Follow these steps:
  • Turn off your Mac (choose Apple > Shut Down).
  • Press the power button while holding down Command-R. The Mac will boot into Recovery mode. When you see the load bar appear you can let go of the keys. It may take a few minutes to load.
  • Select Disk Utility and press Continue.
  • Choose Utilities > Terminal.
  • Enter resetpassword (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return
  • Select the volume containing the account (normally this will be your Main hard drive).
  • Choose the account to change with Select the User Account.
  • Enter a new password and re-enter it into the password fields.
  • Enter a new password hint related to the password.
  • Click Save.
  • A warning will appear that the password has changed, but not the Keychain Password. Click OK.
  • Click Apple > Shut Down.
Now start up the Mac. You can login using the new password.


Re: Forgot my password

Posted: October 24th, 2017, 6:27 am
by SteveMun80
Thanks) It helped a lot.