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Coroush Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

Is there a way to reset admin password other than recovery HD terminal?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Topher Kessler Level 6 Level 6 (9,790 points)

    See the section of this article called "No Installation DVD." In essence, you boot to Single User mode, mount the boot drive as a writable partition, and then use one of two commands to change the password of the designated user. Do keep in mind that manual password resets like this will break the link to your keychain, so you will have to set this up again by resetting your keychain password in the Keychain Access utility later on.