Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2013 9:25 AM (in response to Demmy Brown)
Resetting or changing a password:
For Snow Leopard or earlier: http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274
Currently Being ModeratedDec 13, 2013 12:22 PM (in response to Klaus1)
i dont remember what was the answer for the hint for my password. i don't remember anything about the computer. that site didn't help me in any way......
Currently Being ModeratedDec 14, 2013 2:42 PM (in response to Demmy Brown)
You will probably find the answer you want if you read a few of my earlier posts about passwords:
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2013 6:28 PM (in response to Demmy Brown)
i found out how to reformat my computer, thank you for tring to help.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 17, 2013 2:55 AM (in response to Demmy Brown)
Both Klaus and I replied to: "help me out, i forgot my password and cannot download or update any softwares on my macbook". If you had read Klaus' link carefully you would have discovered the following which would have given you access to your Mac and its data without having to reformat:
- Start up from a Mac OS X Install disc (one whose version is closest to the version of Mac OS X installed). Usually, you can start from the disc by putting it in your computer, restarting, and holding the C key. Or, put it in the computer and click the Install or Restore icon you see in the disc's main window (after which the computer will start from the disc without you needing to hold C). Or, you can use Startup Manager or the Startup Disk preference pane to select the Install disc.
- Choose a language, click the arrow button to continue,
- Mac OS X v10.6 or later: Choose Password Reset from the Utilities menu.
Mac OS X v10.5 or v10.4: Choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu.
Mac OS X v10.3: Choose Reset Password from the Installer menu.
Tip: If you don't see this menu or menu choice, you're probably not started from the disc yet.
Note: The default keyboard layout is U.S. English while started from the installation disc. If you use a keyboard layout other than U.S English, use the Input menu (the flag icon on the right side of the menu bar) to select the desired layout before typing a new password.
- Select your Mac OS X hard disk volume.
- Select the user name of your original administrator account.
Important: Do not select "System Administrator (root)". This is actually the root user. You should not confuse it with a normal administrator account.
- Enter a new password.
- Click Save.
- Click the red button in the upper left corner to quit the application.
- Choose Quit Mac OS X Installer... from the Mac OS X Installer menu.
- Click Restart.