Tag: command+r

Reset a password in OSX 10.7

  1. First of you have to turn off (Shut Down) your system.
  2. Now you turn the computer back on but while it turns on hold down the combination “Command+R” and don’t release it until the Recovery Utilities comes up.
  3. At the top of the screen you should see a menu called “Utilities”, go ahead and click on that and select “Terminal”
  4. In here you simply type “resetpassword”
  5. Now you a window should open allowing you to reset your password for your administrator account.
  6. Once you are finished resetting the password you need to quit reset password from the menu bar at the top, then select restart.
  7. And you are finished! Your administrator password should be reset to what you set it to.