I forgot my password to sign into my mac.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Samelson03, Aug 18, 2007.

  1. Samelson03 macrumors 6502

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    #1
    I want to change my password, but I forgot what it orginally was. Is there a way I can find out what it is?
     
  2. irishgrizzly macrumors 65816

    irishgrizzly

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    I don't want to be the guy who says "use the search function" so I'm not going to say anything.
     
  3. CanadaRAM macrumors G5

    CanadaRAM

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    On the Left Coast - Victoria BC Canada
    #3
    No, you can't retrieve the password, but you can reset the password if you boot from the original OSX install CD/DVD (Insert the DVD, restart, hold the "C" key down throughout the restart.

    I'll say it: Searching "Reset Password" on this forum or on Apple's Support website will often get you the answer in less time than it takes to make a new thread.
     

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