1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 12, 2012 11:54 AM by lizardcarter
Skylar8342 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I don't know my Pro's password!! Help!


MacBook Pro
  • lizardcarter Level 2 Level 2 (465 points)
    • Hold “Option” at boot and select the “Recovery” disk at the boot menu
    • Wait for “Mac OS X Utilities” menu to appear, indicating that you are booted into recovery mode
    • Click on the “Utilities” menu and select “Terminal”

    Launch Terminal from Mac OS X Lion Recovery Menu

    • Type the following:
    • resetpassword
    • Confirm the user account and then the password change and reboot Mac OS X 10.7 as usual with your new password

    This replaces the “Reset Password” menu item that used to be in place prior to OS X 10.7, which was one of two original methods of resetting a Mac OS X 10.6 or prior password. Why the change to the Terminal method? Probably for increased security now that recovery partitions are standard with Lion.