OS X password problem from 10.6.8 and now with Yosimite !!!

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by igmolinav, Nov 20, 2014.

  1. igmolinav macrumors 65816

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    Aug 15, 2005
    #1
    Hi,

    Please take a look at this link.
    I can not use my WiFi coonection
    or Airport, and I can not update
    Adobe Flash among others. The
    reason stated is because I can
    not give my password. The pro-
    blem is, I don't recall forgetting
    it or having changed it. How
    could I have a new password
    now that I have Yosimite 10.10 ??:
    Hi : ) !!! I forgot my password and I may not be able to update software ... !!!

    Thank you, kind regards,

    igmolinav : ) !!!
     
  2. benthewraith macrumors 68040

    benthewraith

    Joined:
    May 27, 2006
    Location:
    Miami, FL
    #2
    Boot to Recovery and under Utilities there should be an option to reset your password.
     
  3. KoolAid-Drink macrumors 65816

    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2013
    Location:
    California
    #3
    Hi there!

    That sounds like a pain. Don't worry, what you need to do is:

    1. Restart your computer. Press R while the computer restarts.
    2. When you reach the "OS X Utilities" screen, click Utilities on the menu bar. Click Terminal.
    3. When the terminal window appears, type: resetpassword. Press enter.
    4. You should see a window with your user account listed. Follow the instructions and change your password.
    5. Exit all windows and restart.

    I hope this helps! :)
     

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