Please help me!

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by RRoku702, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. RRoku702 macrumors newbie

    RRoku702

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    So on my system preferences > system > account on the bottom is has a picture of a lock. Well, I forgot that main password can someone please help me how to reset my password.

    I had looked on YouTube but I can’t understand that kid and I don’t to rebot my whole computer like it just came out of the box.
     
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    But that means all my files are gone. And when I back them up it goes back to square one.
     
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    Then once you created a new user:
    Enabling and using the "root" user in Mac OS X
    That way, you are able to browse every account's files.
     
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    Thank everyone. I had rebooted my MBP and it's so weird.

    One question does any know if you always reboot the MBP it can damage the MBP?

    Please let me know thanks again!
     
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    What is so weird? Does it work now?

    And no, it will not damage your MBP to reboot daily, though it puts a bit more stain onto the HDD due to booting the OS every day (which is a bit strenuous due to reading a file from here and then from there and then from over there and so on).
     

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