The biggest problem that cripples you the most is the keychain pop up that keeps showing you after resetting the user account password. You just have to select the account which password you need to reset, and just do it. You can also create a new Keychain when you login with the new password for the first time. And, we don't take any responsibilities of any damage that may happen in rare cases while carrying out this method. I have a problem with my friends macbook. . You will need to reset its admin account password.
It is mostly used to fix error on hard drive and reset Mac admin password. On to the next technique. I can reset the other accounts on there, but not my original one. Update keychain password if you still remember the old one: 1. After the last command, your Mac will be shut down. How to reset your Mac user account password if you know another admin account password It's possible that you know the password for another admin account on your Mac It has to be an admin account in order to make changes to different user account passwords. Now you will see all the user accounts that are present on your Mac.
I'd hate to think I have a very expensive paper weight. System admins responsible for supporting entire organizations and users who bought used Macs are the folks most likely to benefit from this. Nowadays, most of the systems we use require a password to login. AppleSetupDone shutdown —h Step 4. Now enter the new password including a password hint. In a new window you will be asked first to enter the existing password, then in the next two lines you have to enter the new one and repeat it again.
Remember, you must have FileVault turned on to use this option. In case you had turned the FileVault on during setting up your Mac or later, you will not be able to see any hard drive partition as the disk is locked with password and you need t unlock the disk first to proceed with or move to. For better security, note down your password somewhere, and keep that safe! Recovering the admin password using the single-user mode requires either the ability to follow instructions to a T or comprehensive admin knowledge. Further, type passwd username and hit return, replace the 'username' with the name of your administrator account. When you're at login screen, select the administrator account and click on the question mark button in the password field. Type reboot and press Enter.
It has happened several times that while helping a client upgrade his Mac, installing a new software or making some changes to the Mac, user realized that he does not remember his Mac admin password. If you by mistake click on that its gonna take a long time to repair the permissions. Delete that account's login keychain. All features are included and described in notes. Now, you will be logged in using your new admin account. Keep holding the key combination until the loading bar appears.
So logout from the currently logged in account if you want to reset the password for the same in case you got logged in automatically due to automatic login enabled. In fact, we all tend to lose or forget password all the time- both for admin and standard user account. Since, it's basic protection for your computer and all the private information within it, there are no straightforward ways to recover your forgotten password via email or anything similar. Logout then Login to the changed account. This probably looks like a great opportunity, however there is some additional requirements, in order to use this feature it must be enabled in your settings. If it's been a while since you changed your Mac's login password or if you never have , now is a great time to do so. Once the command has run successfully it with show either of two messages 1.
They serviced my laptop sooner than expected. Yes, a Mac administrator password is required every time you try to make some changes or upgrade your Mac. Some of them are rather Unix-geeky and can make a novice user nervous. It is much more likely you will forget it if you disable this password requirement. Remember, after every command you type, you have to press the enter button to execute that command.
You'll need to create a new Keychain for your passwords. Since the keychain is still protected with the old administrator password, there would be no way to get back into it unless you could or create new keychain. Enter the new password and hit return, then type your new password again to confirm and hit return. Go back to the Apple Menu at the top. If you know the password of any admin account in your computer then you could reset password for any other account or even for root System Administrator by typing the following command at Terminal. This will blank out the old password.