Recovering a Mac Password


I can’t believe I didn’t put this in here yet!

Anyway on occasion I get someone who inherits a Mac or they forget the admin password or something but in any case it’s necessary to reset the admin password.

So here’s how you do it;

  • Boot the Mac into recovery mode;
    • Hold down Command + R.
    • Select Disk Utility.
    • At the top click Utilities and then Terminal.
    • Type resetpassword and enter.
    • Select the specific disk if you have more than one.
    • From the drop down menu select the user you want to change.
    • Type in a new password and verify.
    • Type in a hint if you really want to.
    • Click Save.
  • That’s just about it.

Super simple really.

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