Here's one method to reset the password without the install disc: 1. boot computer and hold the "apple" key and the "s" key. 2. wait for terminal. Reset Leopard & Snow Leopard password . I have forgotten my administrator password on an old MacBook Pro running on into single user mode boots up as normal i am using leopard on my mac G5 with.
Get into single user mode as above, but this time, type in the following:. Once you do so, however, you can log in with this new account, and then hop into System Preferences and Reset the password for your original account. Apple explores dual-screen MacBook with tactile keyboard. Microsoft is working on mobile Xbox controllers for iPhone.
How Ross Perot changed the course of Apple history. Today in Apple history: App Store opens its virtual doors. Another iOS The 3rd action using the disc worked like a dream,thank you so much. I had tried all sorts before this. It says that. Thanks man steps worked for me , after boot and create new user account- it shows the desktop how can I reset the previous account?
I clicked on Users and groups and shows the other user as inactive please help. Thanks a lots for the tutorials. Plus after i typed it in a lot if lines said device is write locked.
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Worked well for me. All programs think its a fresh install like user. Also iTunes, iPhoto, everything gone. Any advise would be appreciated greatly. To top it off my son locked his iPad, which will not synce to mbp. Any help would be a life saver. I have FV2 codes for Everything worked wonderfully. The only issue is that after I logged in with new password it asked about the updating the keychain with the old password.
What to do? Never touched a MAC before to be honest. I went through this to create a new account and reset a password without a cd. It worked, but now my bookmarks are gone! I googled and did not see this mentioned anywhere. Can anybody help? I figured it out. My mac os I have no login password when I power up so I did not know it logged me in under an admin account.
Bingo- my setup was all back!
This worked for me in terms of it creating a whole new account on the Mac. But omg now there are certain things missing — Like Safari the Internet browser. Would anyone please be able to help me with this? I would be so greatful if anyone could offer advice on how I might be able to fix this.
Thank you!!! This completely worked! I almost missed that the tutorial said that. This is a great guide but I think that the language in the steps can cause a bit of confusion. When my system turned on again nothing had changed. The second time around I did the following in single user mode: 1. I created my admin account and then granted admin for my old account. This method worked for me.
It worked! Any suggestions please? It worked marvelous! My MacBook told me that no such file or directory exists. Please help. I followed these steps and am transferring files from my old mac. The firewire cable is still connected and everything. Hi i have followed the instructions to the letter, as soon as i click to create a user account, it suddenly pauses after 1 — 2 seconds then repeats the whole brand new set-up cycle again with video and everything.
I now effectively have a macbook air that is in a permanent loop! This is useful indeed. And it is also a huge big humongous security flaw….. Thanks Much.
Worked for me just like butter. Thanks again. I did this and now I get the spinning circle, no sound and it eventually shuts down.
I have some very sentimental pictures on there, can anyone help?? Hi Thanks for the tip — it certainly works.
Unfortunately, you fail to point out that it also wipes the computer of all files and settings, so I have lost a whole load of work and all my email and contact settings too. Thanks for that. Perhaps you should consider this sort of thing before giving advice — however effective it may be. But it does work, and it did NOT wipe out al the settings or files!
Those are still stored on the computer under the original user name that i forgot the password to, so you should re-check that Marc! I typed in every thing correctly and it rebooted. Then as its powering up, it had a loading looking bar.
Thanks so much for this help! So, I forgot my password a few days ago and followed the above steps in order to get back into my computer.
They worked, and I can now access my account again; however, a lot of the apps no longer work, like photobooth or ms word. Does anyone know what I might have done and if there is any way to fix it? Thank you so much, I was able to reset my password! How do I delete the new user I created and leave my old one?
When I start up my computer it boots up to the new user which is no big issue…. I just have to log out and back into the old user account. Do I type in the commands. I did what it said and it did work. However now the new user which is also an admin pops up first. It also shows that my new account is the main admin and my previous was the other account now. How do I get rid of the new account so I can just deal with my old account now? I tried this on my iMac OS v The display on screen is completely black nothing shows at all, nor do any lights start up.
Do you have any idea why this has occurred? Oh sweet baby Jesus, it worked!!! Thank your ever so much for helping me. You have no idea how much of a lifesaver you are. I will always be grateful for your help.