Password not accepted...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Avizzv92, Jan 26, 2009.

  1. Avizzv92 macrumors regular

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    Technically this isn't my problem but my cousin's problem. He has a Macbook Pro and recently had to reinstall Mac OS X, from what I understand he used time machine to restore his files, settings, account, ect... And apparently now on login his password to his account is not accepted. He stated that he did not change the password from what it was before the reinstall of his OS.

    Anyone here have an idea on what would cause this problem?
     
  2. Peace macrumors Core

    Peace

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    He probably forgot that he did indeed change his password and some point.
     
  3. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    Agreed... he can just fix it using the system install/restore DVD and put his mind at ease....
     
  4. Avizzv92 thread starter macrumors regular

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    He Assured me he did not change his Password, this whole event happened within the pass day, so I doubt he would of forgotten.

    I did inform him to try the Install Disc to see if it gives him any possible options. I myself was not sure if the Disc could be used for password restoring, but now that I know it can I will inform him.

    Thank You
     
  5. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

    mkrishnan

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    No problem... This is the Apple KnowledgeBase note:

    http://support.apple.com/kb/HT1274

    Scroll down to the part about resetting an admin password for complete details.
     

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