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Ashik
Ashik, Mac Technician
Category: Mac
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Experience:  Bachelor of Computer Application (BCA), 9+ Years of Experience in troubleshooting Macs, iPhone, iPad, iPod etc
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My Mac doesn't recognize my password, Many years, Yes, I had

Customer Question

My Mac doesn't recognize my password
JA: How much experience do you have with this particular machine?
Customer: Many years
JA: Have you installed any updates recently?
Customer: Yes, I had a tech here yesterday and he installed updates, but used the password ***** I use
JA: What troubleshooting have you tried?
Customer: None, I do't know what to try
JA: Anything else you want the Mac expert to know before I connect you?
Customer: Not so far as i cannot even log in
Submitted: 7 months ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Ashik replied 7 months ago.

Hi and Welcome. My Name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you today with your question.

Somehow you got logged out from your Mac and you need to enter your admin/login password ***** login to your account. It is the password ***** setup when you setup the Mac for first time. Try leaving it blank and hit return. Does it work ?

If it is not working, then you can reset the password ***** booting into Mac OS X Utilities screen.

Follow the steps below to reset the password.

Turn off your Mac by holding down the Power button for 5-10 seconds.

Turn it back on and immediately hold down Command and R keys at same time for 10 seconds.

This will boot your Mac to "Mac OS X Utilities” menu.

Click on the“Utilities” menu in top bar and select “Terminal".

In Terminal, type (without space)--> resetpassword

Press return. This will bring Reset Password ***** Select the hard disk at top column,select the user account from the drop down under it, confirm the user account and then change password ***** Save. Then click on the Apple icon and select Shutdown.

Turn it back on. After restarting, if you get any message about Keychain then click Create New Keychain.

If you are still getting keychain error, then reset the keychain access database. Follow the steps below to reset Keychain;

Go to System Preferences > iCloud and click Sign Out. If asked to keep or delete stuffs, click Keep. Then in Finder, hold down Option key on your keyboard, click on Go menu at the top bar and select Library. This will open Library folder. Trash Keychain folder in there and restart your Mac.

Please let me know if that didn't work, so we can continue troubleshooting.

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