master password

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by DRL453, Feb 13, 2006.

  1. DRL453 macrumors newbie

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    #1
    How do I reset my master password? I forgot what I set it as and I can't install any new programs because of this.

    Thanks
     
  2. frankblundt macrumors 65816

    frankblundt

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    i think if you boot off your system cd/dvd there's a utility in there for reseting the passwords on various accounts
     
  3. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    That will only allow you to reset user passwords and even admin passwords.

    There is no way to reset a Master Password.
     
  4. MacsRgr8 macrumors 604

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    #4
    root is thy Master
     
  5. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

    Mitthrawnuruodo

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    Do you mean master password, because that is impossible to change once forgotten (and if FileVault is on your data is lost):
    from I forgot the password to my encrypted home folder.

    If you, on the other hand, "only" have forgotten the password of your admin account, that's easily solved: Checkout the Resetting the original administrator account password section of Mac OS X: Changing or resetting an account password. :)
     
  6. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    #6
    I don't think that is true. The Master Password has to do with File Vault.

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