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Hi! Could anyone tell me how set up a new administration password? I lost the old one. Thank you

MacBook Air
  • sberman Level 7 Level 7 (23,700 points)
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    Oct 27, 2013 9:35 PM (in response to Angelina-2012)
  • dominic23 Level 6 Level 6 (18,425 points)
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    Oct 28, 2013 2:17 AM (in response to Angelina-2012)

    Reset Password using Recovery HD


    Boot into Recovery Partition.

    Start the computer,then press and hold down command and R keys to start into recovery partition.

    When you see the Apple logo, release the keys.

    Wait until you see OS X Utilities window shows up.


    Move the mouse to the menubar at the top and click "Utilities", then select "Terminal"

    from the drop down.


    Terminal window will appear.

    Type in   resetpassword   and press enter key on the keyboard.

    Do not close the Terminal window


    Reset Password Utility window will open with Macintosh HD selected.

    Select the user account from the popup menu box.

    Enter a new password.

    Reenter the new password for the user.

    Enter a hint.

    Click the "Save" button.

    Click  in the menubar and select Restart.


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