1 Reply Latest reply: Dec 5, 2012 11:36 PM by clintonfrombirmingham
asshface Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

im trying to figure out how to change my user admin password so i can download things. it says that a password has already been setup and i do not know the current password so i am stuck Screen Shot 2012-12-05 at 11.24.32 PM.png


MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)
  • clintonfrombirmingham Level 7 Level 7 (29,995 points)

    Since you're running Lion, boot into your Recovery partition (holding down the Command and R keys whilst booting) and once the utility screen appears open Terminal from the Utilities menu. In Terminal type...

     

    resetpassword

     

    ...a small app will open allowing you to enter a new password for the user you select. Enter it twice, give yourself a good hint, click OK and reboot.

     

    Now you can begin using your new password.

     

    Good luck,

     

    Clinton