Mac Option Password

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by isaacbarron02, Jun 9, 2014.

  1. isaacbarron02 macrumors newbie

    Jun 9, 2014
    Hi All!
    I have just created a partition on my computer, but haven't put any operationing system on it.
    I restarted my computer, and it seems that it has opened out of that partition.
    It shows a folder with a question mark

    When i hold option when turning on, it has a lock and a spot to enter a password.
    I don't know what the password is.
    I have tried my password, apple id password.
    Does anyone know the password
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Is this the screen you are getting? That is a firmware (EFI) lock the prevents booting from other drives. If you do not have that password there is no way to recover it yourself. You will need to take your Mac to an Apple store along with proof of ownership and they can unlock it for you.


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