I forgot the password to my encrypted home folder
1) You posted this in the OSX 10.3 and earlier forum. If you are using a MacBook Air you need to post in the correct forum for your operating system.
2) This is a Filevault style protection? If so, there is no way short of a supercomputer to recover your password. It is secure so nobody can recover it, not even you.
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