forgot login password

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by creativedogmedia, Apr 6, 2012.

  1. creativedogmedia macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    #1
    I use a MBP for work..Got it about 6 months ago and swear I didnt setup a password on it. Today, I went to put a password on it (my 6 and 9 year old daughters are getting more curious) and I dont know the password. I tried this - http://osxdaily.com/2010/08/10/forgot-mac-password-how-to-reset-mac-password/ and it allowed me to create a brand new account on my MBP but I can't see the data on my other account. I get why this is the case but is there something I am missing that would allow me to move my data to the other user or get some form of password reminder for my original account? Thanks.

    EDIT: I just realized that the link above is from 2 years ago...I am on Lion.
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
  3. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    USA
    #3
    So anyone who knows of this can reset your computer password and access your documents?
     
  4. simsaladimbamba

    Joined:
    Nov 28, 2010
    Location:
    located
    #4
    Yep. Unless some kind of encryption like FileVault is employed.
     
  5. creativedogmedia thread starter macrumors 65816

    creativedogmedia

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2011
    #5
    Thanks. I'll grab the disc and give it a shot when I get home.
     
  6. saberahul macrumors 68040

    Joined:
    Nov 6, 2008
    Location:
    USA
    #6
    Hmm, I did not know that. Thanks for sharing! Time to set up filevault :)
     

Share This Page