Password help

Discussion in 'iMac' started by sucramdi, Jan 2, 2013.

  1. sucramdi, Jan 2, 2013
    Last edited: Jan 2, 2013

    sucramdi macrumors member

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    #1
    Never mind sorry, I was just being stupid.





    I think I screwed up the password for my iMac. When I first set it up I entered in a 4 digit password then later got rid of it by creating a new password in system preferences by leaving the new password field blank. Now when I tried to put in a password again (when I used terminal it wouldn't accept the "blank" no password) it says the original password is invalid. I'm using 10.8.2, what can I do?
     
  2. AT06 macrumors 6502

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    If you have a recent backup before you screwed things up, restore it. Otherwise, make a new backup, then re-install the OS and import all of your program's either off that backup or just re-download them.
     
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