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How to reset admin password on Mac OS X

mac password reset

If you have just bought a MacBook or iMac from a garage sale or inherited one from a family member and realized that they didn't give you the admin password, or you're just forgetful, this is how you reset the password.

Using a Mac OS install disk

mac os install disk

apple keyboard

Without a Mac OS install disk

If you don't have an installer CD, it's still easy to reset the admin password.

/sbin/fsck -y
/sbin/mount -uaw
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
reboot

Let me know how it goes. You can always contact me on email.

Last Updated: 14 December 2010

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