How to Reset Your Mac Password?

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Forgot Mac Password? How to Reset Your Mac Password?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #81030

How to Reset Your Mac Password?


To reset the password you have to follow the steps given below which is only available for mac os x 10.3 or later.

a) Log in at  administrator  account,

b) Choose system preference  from the apple Manu

c) From the view you have to choose accounts

d) Click lock if it wanted, then enter the administrator   password.

e) Select the account that you want to change

f) Click the reset password button

g) Enter a new password and verify the password than give a hint of password if you want.

h) Click the reset button  and any message appear click ok and thus you can reset password on mac.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #81028

How to Reset Your Mac Password?



So, you forgot your password. This is a most common problem that lot of people face.

This difficulty of this problem will different from the operating system to operating system that you use.  

When the operating systems are getting improved the security will also increasing.

So the password recovering process is also getting complex.

It is better you mention the version of operating system that you are using.

I found out really helpful articles to face to this kind of situation.

Here are the link.

OS X Changing or resetting an account password

However, when putting a password in to your personal computer try to use something that you remember well.

And also keep a backup of your valuable data to use if needed.

Answered By 0 points N/A #81031

How to Reset Your Mac Password?


Forget your password then follow this process.

1. First system preferences are to be chosen from the apple menu
and then accounts from the view menu.

2. Next clicking the log button if it appears log, administrator password should be entered.

3. After wards the user names whose password is to be change
to be selected password for administrator account should not be blank

Thus Mac password should be reset.

you just follow this process and get your reset password.

Answered By 0 points N/A #81032

How to Reset Your Mac Password?


Reset Mac password with the installer CD/DVD

Recovering a losing Mac password is easier if you have an installer disk handy, detail steps below:

1. Insert the installer CD/DVD to your Mac and reboot it, holding down the “C” key on boot

2. Select your language preferences and then under the “Utilities” menu select “Password Reset”

3. Select the hard disk that the forgotten password is on, then select the username of the forgotten password, you’ll then be asked to select a new password

4. Reboot as usual from the hard drive, using your newly reset password to login the system.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #81033

How to Reset Your Mac Password?


So, you forgot your Mac password uh oh. Don’t worry, it happens and you aren’t out of luck. You’ll need to reset the forgotten password and there’s several ways to do this, we’ll focus on the two best methods; one does not require a Mac OS X installer CD, and the other is much more simple if you happen to have a Mac OS X DVD laying around. Reset Mac Password – without a CD
Using a pretty nifty trick you can reset a forgotten Mac password without a Mac OS X installer CD/DVD. The steps may seem a little intimidating at first but I assure you it’s easy if you follow them exactly, here is exactly how to do this in three stages:
Stage 1) Boot into Single User Mode and remove a setup file

·         Restart the Mac holding down the Command+S keys, this will take you into Single User Mode and it’s Terminal interface

·         You’ll need to check the file system first:
fsck -fy

·         Next, you must mount the root drive as writeable so that changes will save:
mount -uw /

·         Now, type the following command exactly, followed by the enter key:
rm /var/db/.applesetupdone

·         After removing the applesetupdone file, you need to reboot, type ‘reboot’ and hit enter.
Stage 2) Create a New User Account upon System Boot
You aren’t finished, but the hard part is now over – no more command lines, you’ll now be in the familiar Mac OS X GUI to finish the password reset process. In this step we just create a new user account as if you just got a new Mac:

·         Upon reboot, you will be presented with the traditional “Welcome Wizard” startup screen just like when you first get a Mac

·         Follow the welcome wizard and create a new user account – making the account name different from the account whose password you want to recover

·         Continue on and boot into Mac OS X with this newly created user account, this new user account is an Administrator and has administrative access
Stage 3) Reset the Forgot Password via System Preferences
You are almost done, now you just need to reset the forgotten user account password using the Accounts control panel:

·         Once you are booted into Mac OS X, click on the Apple logo and then navigate down to “System Preferences”

·         Click on the “Accounts” icon in System Preferences

·         Click on the Lock icon in the lower left corner of the “Accounts” preference window and enter the newly created user credentials, this enables you to change other user accounts and reset other users passwords

·         On the left side user panel, select the user account containing the forgotten password

·         With the user of the forgotten password account selected, click on the “Reset Password” button

·         Enter a new password for that user, be sure to include a meaningful hint so you don’t forget it again!

·         Close System Preferences and reboot the Mac

·         You can now login to the previously inaccessible user account using the newly reset password! All user files and settings are maintained as before the password was forgotten. So, always choose a password that is easy to remember

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