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I forgot my administrator password

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I forgot my administrator password and have not needed it in over a year but now that I want to use Netflix to watch movies from my computer, it is required. Do not know how to get it. Help!

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  • John Galt Level 7 Level 7 (33,085 points)
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    Jun 6, 2012 5:34 PM (in response to Luluinmiami)

    Are you running Lion or an earlier version of OS X?

     

    Lion users can boot Lion Recovery and reset it thus:

     

    1. Shut down your Mac and turn it back on while holding down the and R keys at the same time until you see the Lion Recovery screen.
    2. From the menu bar at the top, select Utilities > Terminal.
    3. In the Terminal window type resetpassword and press Enter.
    4. Use the Reset Password utility to select your startup volume, choose your user account, and enter a new password.

     

    Earlier OS versions:

     

    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.

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