Forgot the Admin Password to OS X

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by passthejonch, Sep 13, 2003.

  1. passthejonch macrumors member

    Jul 23, 2003
    i forgo the admin pw to os x


    is there anyway i could recover this?
  2. elfin buddy macrumors 6502a

    elfin buddy

    Sep 16, 2001
    Tuttlingen, Germany
    Install CD

    I think that, by default, you can change passwords of any account by booting your mac from the OS X Install Disc. I think you hold down the 'C' key on startup. Once loaded, go through the menus until you find the option that allows you to reset passwords. As long as you didn't specifically lock yourself out of this feature back when you still knew your password, it should work fine. Good luck!
  3. coopdog macrumors 6502a

    Oct 5, 2002
    The Great Midwest
    Next time rather than making the subject "im a dumbass" Say Lost password in os x. And try to make your post readable and learn how to spell the and forgot.
  4. chadfromdallas macrumors member

    Sep 4, 2003

    Other people were able to break the code....;)
  5. Rezet macrumors 6502a


    Apr 21, 2003
    Connecticut, United States of America
    Re: Install CD

    Hmm.. but wouldnt it allo anyone who has osx cd be able to access your comp?

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