3 Replies Latest reply: Dec 29, 2012 1:32 PM by Shootist007
jvbjvb Level 1 (0 points)

Can someone tell me how I can get onto my desktop without my password ?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.5)
  • BGreg Level 6 (17,495 points)

    See this Apple note on resetting your admin password.

  • baltwo Level 9 (62,215 points)

    System Preferences->Accounts->unlock the lock->Login Options->set your account for automatic login.


    Salient bit in the document that BCreg linked to:


    Important: Passwords for administrator accounts should not be blank.

  • Shootist007 Level 6 (16,660 points)

    As noted above, If you have access to your computer. But that is a Very Bad Idea. That is how passwords get forgotten especially when you need to remember it.


    What you don't like typing in a few letters when you start you computer? That also opens up the system from anyone walking buy and turn it on. It give them full acces to your private files.