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Johnny Mack, Mac Support Specialist
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I can;t remember my original login password late 008 laptop,

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I can;t remember my original login password ***** this late 008 laptop, so I can't use the password ***** on Safari to retrieve other passwords;they won't open without my typing in my Apple login password! Please help (thank you)
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Mac
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I CURRENTLY HAVE NO EMAIL!!!Give me the answer here,thanks.
Expert:  Johnny Mack replied 1 year ago.

Hello there! Please follow the steps below to reset your password

Turn off your Mac.

• Turn it back on and immediately hold down the Command(Apple) and S keys together for 10 seconds to boot into Single User Mode

• When you see the text prompt, type in the following terminal commands to create a brand new Admininstrator account (hitting return after each line). Also, note down the spaces between the commands, like a space between mount and -, space between -uw and / etc

mount -uw /

rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone

shutdown -h now

After rebooting, you should be able to create a brand new Administrator account. Then in new account, goto System Preferences > Accounts, select your old account and change/reset the password. Then logout from Apple menu and login to the old account with the new password.

Expert:  Johnny Mack replied 1 year ago.

Hello again. I am posting back because i have not heard from you hopefully this a good thing as your problem is possibly fixed. Please either post back if your still having problems or just rate this reply ( 3 stars or better).