Snow Leopard 10.6 password reset, no disk method

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Last Modified: May 29, 2013 9:57 AM

This only works for Snow Leopard.

 

 

1: Reboot the computer and hold the command and s keys down to enter single user mode.

 

You will need a wired/built in keyboard, a PC one will work, the Windows key is the commnad key.

 

(if a lock appears and a password request, there is a firmware password, you have to know it or take it to Apple to fix it)

 

2: When you get control, type fsck -fy and press enter, it will take a bit to finish

 

3: Next type mount -uw /  (there is a space before and after -uw) this mounts the drive

 

4: Next type ls /Users this will list the Users on the machine so you can get the name

 

5: Next type passwd username (where username is the name of the account)

 

6: Enter the new password twice, you won't see anything.

 

7: Once inside, your going to have problems with Keychain.

 

https://support.apple.com/kb/HT1631  https://support.apple.com/kb/TS1544