Have you forgot your Mac password and are you not afraid of using admin tools to recover it? Then you can try to reset your admin password using the Recovery Partition.
This tremendously useful portion of the boot disk has been part of the Mac OS X operating system since the version 10.7. It contains a barebones version of Mac OS X with essential admin tools. To access the Recovery Partition, you need to switch to the Recovery Mode.
- Reboot your Mac while holding down the Command key and R. Keep holding the key combination until the loading bar appears.
- Once in the Recovery Mode, select Terminal from the Utilities menu.
- If things just got a bit too geeky for you, don’t be alarmed. If you follow the next few steps, you’ll recover your lost admin password in no time.
- Type “resetpassword” in the Terminal window and hit enter.
- A welcoming graphical window will appear, allowing you to reset your admin password in a familiar way.
- Select the storage device that contains the operating system.
- Select the admin account.
- Click on the Change Password button.
- Enter a new password as well as a new password hint.
- Save and restart from the main menu.
- Log in with your new admin password.
- On first login you will have to create a new keychain, (if you use the old one it will ask for the old password that you forgot every time an app access it).