i forget my password

Discussion in 'macOS' started by simoniyopi, Jul 26, 2008.

  1. simoniyopi macrumors newbie

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    I have a macbook tiger, and i have changed my password but i have forgotten it now. is there a way to recover it?
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  3. HLdan macrumors 603

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    Just pop in your recovery disk and restart. Hold down the C key after the chime and allow it to boot up to the install screen. From the Menu Bar choose Utilities and choose Password reset.
     
  4. mark10197 macrumors member

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    If you have your restore disc's, boot into it. I haven't done this in a while but once you have booted into it, up in the menu bar up top where you see file edit help and other stuff, you should click one of those and a menu will drop down and you should see reset password. click that and do what it tells you. I haven't done this in years so my memory is iffy.


    To boot into the dvd, enter the disc, shut down, turn it on and hold the option key and you should get a list of start-up discs, your install disc should be in their.
     
  5. HLdan macrumors 603

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    LOL, not to knock your post buddy but I posted that exact thing several minutes prior to yours.:)
     
  6. darthmullet macrumors member

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    if you don't have a disk (or don't feel like digging it out) you can boot into single user mode and reset the password (this is for 10.5, 10.4 is a little bit different, still works though)

    press Command-S while starting up to boot into single user mode
    Type fsck -fy
    Type mount -uw /
    Type launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    Type dscl . -passwd /Users/username password, change username and password to your username and new password (whatever you want)
    restart
     
  7. simoniyopi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks guys

    thanks guys i will try
    but how can i pop in my recovery disk and restart
    when i always do that i won't work
     
  8. simoniyopi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    darthmullet

    hey thanks for everything but I got some problems when i was doing what u told me
    when I typed
    fsck -fy
    I got this
    ** /dev/ridisk0s2
    ** root file system
    ** checking HFS plus volume.
    ** checking extents overflow file.
    ** checking catalog file.
    ** checking muli-linked files.
    ** checking catalog hierarchy.
    ** checking extended attributes file.
    ** checking volume bitmap.
    ** checking volume information.
    ** the volume macintosh HD appears to be OK.
    localhost:/ root# mount -uw /
    HFS: removed è orphaned unlinked files
    localhost:/ root#launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    nothing found to load <<< is that normal ?
    localhost:/ root# dscl . -passwd /Users/simoni yopi,<<< that's what i want to have now just like u told me "username password, change username and password to your username and new "
    I got this
    cannot open remote host, error: DSOpenDirServilcErr
    Data source (.-passwd) is not valid.
    password yopi
    -sh: password : command not found
    what should I do now plz
     
  9. simoniyopi thread starter macrumors newbie

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    plz help me

    hey thanks for everything but I got some problems when i was doing what u told me
    when I typed
    fsck -fy
    I got this
    ** /dev/ridisk0s2
    ** root file system
    ** checking HFS plus volume.
    ** checking extents overflow file.
    ** checking catalog file.
    ** checking muli-linked files.
    ** checking catalog hierarchy.
    ** checking extended attributes file.
    ** checking volume bitmap.
    ** checking volume information.
    ** the volume macintosh HD appears to be OK.
    localhost:/ root# mount -uw /
    HFS: removed è orphaned unlinked files
    localhost:/ root#launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
    nothing found to load <<< is that normal ?
    localhost:/ root# dscl . -passwd /Users/simoni yopi,<<< that's what i want to have now just like u told me "username password, change username and password to your username and new "
    I got this
    cannot open remote host, error: DSOpenDirServilcErr
    Data source (.-passwd) is not valid.
    password yopi
    -sh: password : command not found
    what should I do now plz
     

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