Forgot User Password? Retrieve without restoring?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Crzyrio, Feb 13, 2015.

  1. Crzyrio macrumors 65816

    Jul 6, 2010

    Upgraded to a rMBP a year and a half ago, so gave my White Macbook to my parents. It is still on Mavericks 10.9.1.

    My dad recently tried to install something and it promoted for the password, but I don't remember what I set it too!

    What are my options? I don't want to have to reinstall everything :mad: .

    EDIT: Argh, just realized it is in the wrong forums. Is it possible to move it to the Mavericks forums? Or should I delete?
  2. bradl macrumors 68040


    Jun 16, 2008
    IIRC, you should be able to boot to the recovery partition, or using a USB installer, be able to reset the password using the password utility. I'm going off of memory here (someone will correct me), but I think it's Command-R at boot time to get to the recovery partition.


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