HT4798: OS X: Apple ID can be used to reset your user account passwordLearn about OS X: Apple ID can be used to reset your user account password
Currently Being ModeratedJan 3, 2013 4:13 PM (in response to gaspob)
If you're running Lion, you can reset your password from the Recovery Partition. Reboot holding down cmd-R until you see the Apple logo - then release the keys. From the Utilities menu, launch Terminal, and type
You will then be prompted which account you want to change the password for.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2013 9:54 AM (in response to Katie McCarthy)
Lion (Mac OS X 10.7) is the Mac's operating system. If you have a Mac that's new in the last couple of years, you should have either Lion or Mountain Lion (10.8) - the instructions above should work with either. You can tell what you have by clicking on the Apple menu at the top left of the screen and selecting About This Mac.