2 Replies Latest reply: Jan 6, 2013 2:17 PM by Tomleeboo
Tomleeboo Level 1 Level 1



I have searched and searched and all the answers I come across are not successful, can you help?


I have a macbook pro which came with osx lion installed - so no installation disc available.  When setting up I decided on the administrator password which until now I have not needed and now can't remember.  I have tried resetting the password in various ways but each time it asks me to pout in the password before I can reset it, which clearly I can't as I have forgotten it!

I have only one user account set up on the pro which is me as the administrator.


How can I change the password?


Many thanks for any help.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.5)
Solved by Kappy on Jan 6, 2013 1:58 PM Solved

Forgot Your Account Password


For Snow Leopard and earlier


     Mac OS X 10.6- If you forget your administrator password


For Lion/Mountain Lion


    Boot to the Recovery HD:


Restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the COMMAND and R keys until the menu screen appears. Alternatively, restart the computer and after the chime press and hold down the OPTION key until the boot manager screen appears. Select the Recovery HD and click on the downward pointing arrow button.


     When the menubar appears select Terminal from the Utilities menu.

     Enter resetpassword at the prompt and press RETURN. Follow

     instructions in the dialog window that will appear.


     Or see Reset a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Password and

     OS X Lion- Apple ID can be used to reset your user account password.