1 Reply Latest reply: Aug 30, 2012 11:11 PM by Kappy
mibriell Level 1 (0 points)

hello im trying to reset my account password on my mac pro but i dont have my disk. is there another way.

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.6)
  • Kappy Level 10 (263,335 points)

    How to change your username and/or password from the Terminal


    1. Boot into Single-user Mode .

    2. At the prompt enter the following commands.  Press RETURN after each:


    fsck -fy

    mount -uw /

    launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist

    dscl . -passwd /Users/username password


         Replace username with the targeted user and password with the desired password.




    This allows you to reset the password in single user mode without booting from the install media.  The above tip is attributed to Satcomer.