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Resetting your lost/forgot password in Mac OS X

In case of you forgot your user password on Mac OS X, it is easy to reset. The below steps should help you in resetting your password

  1. Restart your Mac, and goto single user mode by holding ( Command + S ) button on your mac keyboard. Here command button is often referred as Apple button also.
  2. In the command prompt execute following commands
    1. #sh /etc/rc
    2. #passwd (username on your mac for which you want to change the password).
    3. #reboot
  3. Now login to mac in normal mode, use your changed password to login.
Note: All your Key chain stored password will be lost by following above steps.

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