Resolved Forgotten Appple user pwd

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  1. martinjm, Jul 18, 2012
    Last edited: Jul 19, 2012

    martinjm macrumors newbie

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    OK, got my first Mac - a Mac mini, and trying to install something needed for Xcode and I'm asked for the Apple pwd.

    Now it just so happens I can't remember it :p - it doesn't seem to be any of my usual ones!

    I hadn't associated it with my Apple ID, so can't use that method.

    So, is there a 'minimum spec' for this that may give me a clue (min chars, at least one number etc.).

    If all else fails, what do I do next ? Can I do a reinstall?

    There is only 1 account on it (mine, the admin account)

    Cheers.
     
  2. chown33 macrumors 604

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  3. martinjm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Second one looks like it's just the ticket.

    Can't use the first as my account is the admin account.

    I'll have a go tomorrow, muchos gracias!
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors P6

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    Try one of these common ones
    1234
    Admin
    Password
    dd/mm/yy of yourself or a loved one
    Do people really use these?
     
  5. martinjm thread starter macrumors newbie

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    OK sorted. The 'resetpassword' did what it says on the tin.
     

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