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How To Reset Administrator Password On Mac

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Reset Administrator Password On Mac

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Apple is really popular for their device security system. If the question comes to MAC then this security becomes more and higher naturally. All of the MAC users have to create an Administrator Account and Password simultaneously at the very beginning. But if anyone accidentally forgets Mac Administrator Password then that is too harassing to him/her. Has this ever happened to you? If you have ever forgotten your administrator password then you may have faced several difficulties such as logging in to your account or performing various tasks that require an administrator password. But I want to tell you that fortunately there is a way to reset MAC’s administrator account password. So, today I will tell you How to reset administrator password on Mac. To know the whole process I would request you to go through the following.

How To Reset Administrator Password On Mac

It is quite easy to reset an administrator password on Mac if you have another administrator account. This is why I always suggest creating a second administrator account along with the first one simultaneously.
Of course, you have to remember the second account password to pursue this particular process.

1. If you know the second administrator account password, simply log in to that account first.

2. Go to System Preferences, and select the User and Groups preferences pane.

3. Just click on the lock icon in the bottom left corner of the preference pane, and then supply your administrator password.

4. Now notice the left-hand pane, select the administrator account whose password needs to be reset.

5. Click the Reset Password button in the right-hand pane.

6. In the sheet that drops down, enter a new password for the account.

7. Click the Reset Password button on the drop-down sheet.

8. Resetting the password using this method creates a new keychain file for the user account. If you want to use the old keychain file, see the instructions at the following.

Reset Administrator Password On Mac Using Apple ID

A really important feature came with OS X Lion which allows to reset administrator password on Mac using your Apple ID. You can use this feature to reset the password for any user account type, including a standard account as well as a managed account, or sharing account.

To reset an account password using your Apple ID that must be associated with that administrator account. You probably associated your Apple ID with your user account either when you originally set up your Mac or when you added user accounts.

After three incorrect attempts of giving passwords at the login screen, a message will show your password hint (if you set one up), along with the option to reset your password using your Apple ID. Simply click on the small right-facing button next to the …reset it using your Apple ID text.

Enter your Apple ID and password, and then click the Reset Password button.

Then a warning message you will have at the screen, telling you that resetting the password will cause a new keychain file to be created. Your keychain contains frequently used passwords; creating a new keychain usually means you’ll have to resupply passwords for some services you use, along with your email accounts and some websites you’ve set up for automatic log-in. Click the OK button to reset the password.

Now enter the new password including a password hint. Then just click the Reset Password button.

Reset Administrator Password On Mac Using an Install DVD or Recovery HD Partition

There is one another way to Reset your Mac Administrator account Password. Apple offers a utility to reset option for resetting administrator’s password on every install DVD and Recovery HD partition. To use the Reset Password app, you’ll need to start your Mac using either the install DVD or the Recovery HD.

1.Open the Reset password application first.

2.In this open window just select the drive that holds the user account you wish to reset; this is usually your startup drive.

3.Use the Select User Account menu to choose the account whose password you want to reset.

4.Enter the new password in the password and password confirmation space.

5.Enter a new password hint.

6.Click on the Save button.

7.A warning message will be given which will warn you that the keychain password wasn’t reset and that you’ll need to change the keychain password to match the new password you entered. Simply click the OK button.

8.Quit the Reset Password app

9.Close Terminal.

10.Exit OS X Utilities.

In the dialog box that opens asking if you really want to quit OS X Utilities, click the Restart button.

In case you are unable to do it by yourself or if you have any issue with your Mac Device, you may always get support from us HERE.

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25 Best MAC Tips & Tricks By Techyuga Experts

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Technology has always been astounding for him. A Biker by Heart ,Loves to travel, always has an eye out for new technology. Loves to share info on new tech with everyone. An Operation Manager turned Digital Marketer Also A Computer Science Engineer.

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