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Learn how to change or reset an account password in OS X, including the original administrator account password. You might need to do this when someone has lost or forgotten his or her account password.

Please visit this link: http://support.apple.com/kb/ht1274

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The instructions vary according to which OS you have
it is all explained here, the later OS instructions are linked at the bottom of the page. OS Changing or resetting an account password Snow Leopard and earlier

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If not, you can reset your password by booting up the mac with the system disk (usualy disk 1 of the instal disks supplied) hold down the c key on your keyboard once it has booted up go to the menus and you will see a change the password item, use this to change the password. Once you have changed it quit out of the install disk and restart Hope this helps.

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Resetting Your Password You can reset your administrator password and passwords for all other accounts. To reset your password, using a partner computer and Remote Install Mac OS X:
1 Follow the procedure for using Remote Install Mac OS X
To use Remote Install Mac OS X: 1. Insert the Mac OS X Install Disc 1 into the optical disc drive of the other computer. 2 .If the other computer is a Mac, open /Applications/Utilities/Remote Install Mac OS X. On Windows, choose "Remote Install Mac OS X" from the Install Assistant. 3. Read the introduction and click Continue. 4 .Choose the install disc you want to use, and click Continue. 5. Choose a network connection: AirPort, if you are using an AirPort network, or Ethernet, if the other computer is on an Ethernet network and you have an optional Apple USB Ethernet Adapter connecting your MacBook Air to the same network. Click Continue. 6 .Restart your MacBook Air and hold down the Option key as it starts up, until you see a list of available startup disks. 8. If you chose AirPort as your network in step 5, on your MacBook Air choose your AirPort network from the pop-up list. If the network is secure, you are prompted for a password. You can enter a private network name by choosing the ellipsis (...) and typing the name. 9. If you chose AirPort as your network in step 5, when you see the AirPort status icon indicating signal strength, click Continue in Remote Install Mac OS X.
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First of all when you set up your password originally did you put in a password Hint? If so, if you type an incorrect password 3 times trying to log in it will show you your hint. I recommend trying this. You might find you have a hint which will help you remember! If not:
You can reset your administrator password by inserting your MAC OS X Install Disc 1. Then Restart your computor and hold down the C key as it starts up. 2) Choose Utilities>Reset Password from the menu bar and follow the onscreen instructions there. I know of no other ways to get back your password. If this is helpful, please vote or comment! Good luck!

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font.f1 {font: 12.0px Helvetica} Thanks for asking your question with Fixya Support. I will be glad to assist you.


If you are referring to locked in regards to your user administrator account, all you have to do is take your Mac OS X installation disc and run the Password Reset utility to reset your password and gain access back into your Macbook Air once again.
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Here are some steps you can try to resolve the issue:

BOOT TO TIGER/LEOPARD or SNOW LEOAPRD DISK-
• Place your installation Disk (Tiger, Leopard or Snow Leopard) into your drive and
allow it to load.
• Restart your Mac
• As soon as you hear the Apple Chime, press the "C" key on your keyboard
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• You will see a White Screen, Grey Apple first, do not release the C key until you
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• Once you see that Spinning gear, release your C key and allow the disc to
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- RESETTING ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD-
(Works for both Mac OS X 10.4 (Tiger) and Mac OS X 10.5 (Leopard))

• When the booting to the Mac OS X disc is completed, you will now be in the
Installer environment
• Enter to next page, look up on upper left corner you should see "Installer" near
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• Two spaces over you should see Utilities. Click Utilities>Reset Password.

• Select your user name from the drop down list and reset your password.

• When you are done, simply exit the Reset Password and Installer and reboot.

• At the Login window, enter your new password and you should be back into your home profile.

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Learn how to change or reset an account password in Mac OS X, including the original administrator account password. You might need to do this, for example, when someone has lost or forgotten his or her account password.

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Resetting a user's password in Mac OS X v10.3 or later
Note: For information about resetting a password in Mac OS X v10.2.8 or earlier, see the Additional Information section below.
  1. Log in with an administrator account. Tip: If you don't know the password of any administrator accounts, see "Resetting the original administrator account password" below.
  2. From the Apple menu choose System Preferences.
  3. From the View menu choose Accounts.
  4. Click the lock button if it appears locked; enter the administrator password.
  5. Select the username whose password you want to change.
  6. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  7. Enter a new password in both the Password and Verify fields, and add a hint if desired.
  8. Click the Reset Password button (Mac OS X v10.3 and v10.4) or the Change Password button (Mac OS X v10.5 or later).
  9. If a dialog box appears with the message "Your Keychain password will be changed to your new account password," click OK.
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