3 Replies Latest reply: May 5, 2012 5:33 PM by Captain SY
Captain SY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I have forgotten my password to make any changes on the imac... is there anyway of re-installing everything to put a new password in?

  • 1. Re: can I reboot mac osx
    RRFS Level 5 Level 5 (4,430 points)

    I'll try and find a thread from a few days ago that will get you through.

  • 2. Re: can I reboot mac osx
    Matt Clifton Level 7 Level 7 (27,790 points)

    If you're using Lion, reboot from the Recovery partition (hold down cmd-R while you restart) and using Terminal in the Utilities menu, type:

     

    resetpassword

     

    Then follow the prompts.

     

    If you're running 10.6, reboot from your install DVD (insert the disk, hold down C to boot from it) and locate the Reset Password item in the Utilities menu.

     

    Matt

  • 3. Re: can I reboot mac osx
    Captain SY Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    G'day Matt, cheers mate... I've done that although at first I had a Bluetooth keyboard which half way through I figured wouldn't work so I took my finger off the c key and went and got a cable keyboard.  Restarted the computer while holding down the c key with install disc in and all I get is a white screen with a grey apple insignia in the middle, I held my finger on the c key for about 10 mins!? Any help with this will be greatly appreciated, I'm hoping I haven't had a mare with this!?:/