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Question: Im locked out of my mac os

and i cant get into it as i have forgotten my password. I went to grab a recovery key and it appears i didnt have one. I already had 2 step authentication but i thought seince it told me i had to get it i canceled it and tried to get it again to get a recovery key. It told me i had to use another apple device. (Which i dont have any aside from my mac os) and i went online to see if i could change it with a diffrent comouter but to no luck. I have a android and i use it allot. I could use some help getting a recovery key asap. Thanks.

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Nov 16, 2017 2:06 PM in response to Angry_joe In response to Angry_joe

I assume you have an encrypted drive and don't have its password? If you don't have a recovery password then you will lose everything on that drive. However, if you have simply forgotten your Admin account's login password:

Forgot Your Account Password

For Lion or later

Reset a Mac OS X 10.7 Lion Password

OS X Mountain Lion- Reset a login password,

OS X Mavericks- Solve password problems,

OS X Yosemite- Reset a login password.

El Capitan Password Reset.

macOS Sierra-Reset a login password.

Change or reset the password of a macOS user account - Apple Support.

Nov 16, 2017 2:06 PM

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