Question about Apple MacBook Air
I have my sister"s mac book and cannot reset the administrator password . i got asd far as pressing Apple+S at reboot. Its showing the typing of localhost:/ root# \r\n What do i do? Ive been trying for DAYS
If you have the discs available that came with the Macbook you can use the utility on them to reset the password.
1. Reboot insert the disc and hold the C key untill you get the welcome screen.
2. Click on the language you prefer and proceed as though you are going to reinstall the software.
3. At some point you will notice the menu bar at the top. Click on the drop down menu for utilities and you will find "Reset Password"
If you do not have the discs available you can also use terminal to create a new administrator account and then reset the password. To do this
2.Hold down the apple and S keys after you hear the chime.
3.At the text prompt enter these commands following each one with the return,
• mount -uw /
• rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
•shutdown -h now
reboot and you should have a new admin account
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In OS X Lion or later, you can reset your user password with your Apple ID.
In Mac OS X v10.6.8 or earlier, follow these steps to reset a password when there is only one administrator account on the computer, or if the original administrator account needs a password reset. "Original" administrator account refers to the one that was created immediately after installing Mac OS X. If the original administrator password is known, that administrator account may be used to reset the passwords of other administrator accounts using the steps described above. These steps require an optical drive; if your Mac does not have an optical drive and you have a Mac OS X v10.6 Install disc, see below.
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To change the administrator password, you must know the current administrator password. If you're logged in as the administrator, open Account preferences and click the Change Password button.
If you don't remember the password and automatic login is turned off, you can reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X User Install disc.
IMPORTANT: Because a user with the Mac OS X install disc can gain unrestricted access to your computer, you should keep the disc in a safe place.
To reset the administrator password using the Mac OS X disc:
Be sure to change your login password in Keychain Access to match your new password.
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