Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 5:07 AM (in response to imcl123)
Resetting User Password in Lion and Mountain Lion
Boot into your Recovery Partition by holding down the Command and R keys whilst booting.
When the Recovery screen appears, go to the Utilities menu and open Terminal.
In Terminal, type:
...a small app will open and allow you to choose the user for whom you want to change the password. If you are the admin, be certain that you choose your admin user. Type in your new password twice and give yourself a good hint. Click OK (or Done or whatever) and reboot, enjoying the use of your new, hopefully memorable, password.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 25, 2013 11:57 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Very many thanks. Even a non techno like me could hack it. Thanks
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 1:43 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
When I try doing this it asks for a password. Which means I can't access the recovery screen.
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 2:21 AM (in response to Kaktusgris)
That's very odd... you should not have to supply a password either booting into the Recovery partition or when using the resetpassword command in Terminal.
At which point is your password requested?
Currently Being ModeratedJul 28, 2013 3:25 AM (in response to clintonfrombirmingham)
Right after the apple logo when holding cmd+R. It is a grey screen with a padlock.