A Step-By-Step Guide to Recovering Your Forgotten Mac Admin Password

Forgetting your Mac admin password can be a major headache. Fortunately, there are a few simple steps you can take to reset it and get back to using your computer. Here’s a step-by-step guide to recovering your forgotten Mac admin password.

Step 1: Use Your Apple ID

If you’ve forgotten your Mac admin password, the first thing you should try is using your Apple ID to reset it. To do this, simply go to the Apple ID website and select “Forgot Password”. From there, you’ll be asked to enter your Apple ID and then answer a few security questions. Once you’ve done that, you’ll be able to reset your Mac admin password.

Step 2: Create a New Admin Account

If you don’t have an Apple ID or if it doesn’t work, the next step is to create a new admin account on your Mac. To do this, restart your computer and hold down the Command + R keys while it boots up. This will bring up the Recovery Mode menu where you can select “Utilities > Terminal” and type in “resetpassword” (without quotes). This will open up a window where you can create a new admin account with its own password.

Step 3: Reset Your Old Admin Password

Once you have created a new admin account, the last step is to reset your old admin password. To do this, simply log into the new account and open System Preferences > Users & Groups. From there, select the old account and click on “Reset Password…” Enter in a new password for the old account and click “OK”. You should now be able to log into the old account with its new password.

Recovering your forgotten Mac admin password doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming if you follow these simple steps. With just a few clicks of the mouse, you’ll be able to reset your password and get back up and running in no time.

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