Hi, it really depends if this is a Firmware Password, a Filevault PW, or what, if a simple login PW...
Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...
Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.
tried to send this yesterday but had some trouble, this is a recovered version
- hi Thanks for the response - it's a simple log in password
I'm just reading the different ways this can be resolved / can be done but there is some variation so I'm waiting to know what I'm doing first. -
in the end using single user mode in the terminal and entering dscl . -/User/ etc and entering new user and new password did not do the trick although I tried several times but entering the rm / var / db/. setupdone code and not deleting it as in the link but simply entering reboot, allowed me to go through the registration again and so open a new admin account