Reset a Mac Password

To reset your OS X password without an OS X CD you need to enter the terminal and create a new admin account
1. Reboot
2. Hold apple + s down after you hear the chime.
3. When you get a text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):
       mount -uw /
       rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
       shutdown -h now
4. After rebooting you will be given setup steps as if the operating system has reset, you should then have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go!

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  • 30-Oct-2017