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how do i locate my password XXXXX my mac book pro?

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how do i locate my password XXXXX my mac book pro?
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  John T. F. replied 4 years ago.
Hello! My name is John, I will work diligently to provide accurate advice and information.

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To clarify; Is this the password for your OS X user account, to sign in to the MacBook Pro?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

yes i am using it right now as a guest

Expert:  John T. F. replied 4 years ago.
Thanks, Claudia.

Do you happen to know which version of OS X is installed?

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

something lion

Expert:  John T. F. replied 4 years ago.
Okay, great.

Shutdown your Mac


Then, press and hold the “Option” key as soon as you hear the startup chime.

When the boot menu appears, release the Option key and and select the “Recovery HD” disk in the boot menu.

Wait for “OS X Utilities” menu to appear

Click on the “Utilities” option in the menubar and select “Terminal”

Type the following at the prompt:


and press Return on the keyboard.

Select the Macintosh HD volume and the user account. To change the password, type it in both places, and a hint, then click the Save button.

Restart your Mac and, hopefully, login.

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Thanks and good luck,

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

thank you i will try it and let you know.

Expert:  John T. F. replied 4 years ago.
Ok, I'll be here!

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