MacPro's password-how to retrieve it if forgotten?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by manyelski, Feb 4, 2016.

  1. manyelski macrumors regular

    manyelski

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    Hey there, can someone explain to me what to do if I forget my MacPro's password? Any chance I can link the laptop to my apple ID and to retrieve a new one if I forget the old one? Thanks a bunch


    Mac Pro, OS X El Capitan (10.11.3), Mid 2014 13' Retina
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

    maflynn

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    Are you talking about your userid's password in OS X?, Firmware password? or your iCloud's?

    Do you mean a Mac Pro or a MacBook Pro? The latter being Apple's laptop where as the other is Apple's desktop
     
  3. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    If you are talking about the login password, as long as you do not have FileVault encryption turned on, you can reset (not retrieve) the password using method one from this web page. This will lock you out of your Keychain since a password reset does not reset the Keychain password.

    http://osxdaily.com/2011/08/24/reset-mac-os-x-10-7-lion-password/
     

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