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Where can i find my mac password

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Hope this helps. Got it right off my mac! good luck!
If you don’t remember your administrator password, you can reset it using the Mac OS X 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 Install disc: i have forgotten my macbook password - step_1.gif Insert the Mac OS X Install disc and restart the computer.
NOTE: If you are using Remote Install Mac OS X, make sure your computer is set up for remote installation, and then go to step 3.
Using Remote Install Mac OS X step_2.gif When you hear the startup tone, press and hold down the C key until you see the spinnini have forgotten my macbook password - step_3.gif /> step_3.gif In thei have forgotten my macbook password - step_4.gif, choose Utilities > Reset Password.
step_4.gif Follow the onscreen instructions to change the password.
You should change your keychain password in Keychain Access to match your new account password so your keychain is unloced when you log in.


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THIS JUST WORKED FOR ME. WHOEVER YOU ARE! YOU'RE A LIFESAVER AND A GENIUS! THANK YOU SO MUCH!

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