OS password accidental "reset" Help...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Spritey, Sep 15, 2007.

  1. Spritey macrumors regular


    Sep 22, 2006
    If you did something stupid, like right-clicking the Home directory to change the short name :eek:, and the OS password isn't working anymore because obviously you're not supposed to change the short name, what do you do?:confused: (I assume all my settings and preferences, along with the password obviously, were reset to some default setting)

    Especially, what do you do if you can't locate the OS disc very easily? :eek:

    (Yeah yeah, I should have known that it wouldn't be as easy as that... but I'll never do that again :eek: )

    If it makes any difference, I'm the only user, and I haven't changed any OS settings out of the ordinary.
  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

    mad jew

    Apr 3, 2004
    Adelaide, Australia
    Does this help? I don't know that passwords will be much of a problem if you follow Apple's recovery steps.

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