How I can get my master password on my MacBook Pro

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How I can get my master password on my MacBook Pro without removing all the files on my laptop? I am running OS X 10.6.8 and tried to use my age password. But no luck.

Anyone can help to achieve this.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #93848

How I can get my master password on my MacBook Pro

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You do not have to delete all the on your laptop. You just have to delete 2 files in your FileVault.
If you forgot your Master Password and have not turned on FileVault, then you can reset your Master Password by deleting these files:
 
/Library/Keychains/FileVaultMaster.cer
/Library/Keychains/FileVaultMaster.keychain
 
Once these files were deleted, you can now go into the Security part of System Preferences and set a new Master Password. This fix might not work if you have turned on FileVault and you have FileVault encrypted files. You will not be able to use the Master Password facility for those files after deleting /Library/Keychains/FileVaultMaster.
Answered By 0 points N/A #93850

How I can get my master password on my MacBook Pro

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I believe that at this point you have another password and you want to change it because of security reasons. The steps to follow are this Click the Apple icon from the menu at the top left of the screen and then click on the system preferences. Click the Admin user just under my account if not selected already click change password.

Type your current password in the old password box then type the new pass word on the new password box  type this new password again to verify it. Type a hint that will always remind you of your password whenever you forget it. Click change then apply it in the dock and click utilities then click keychain access to launch the keychain manager which holds all passwords.

In this click edit change password type the old password followed by the new password then verify the new password and click okay. If you follow this procedure you will keep your data intact in the laptop it interferes with nothing in your files.

Answered By 0 points N/A #93851

How I can get my master password on my MacBook Pro

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Is there anything you guys cant solve? Thanks for your help was very useful.

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