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Retrieve my password ***** ID iMac

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retrieve my password ***** ID for my iMac
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Hi there, and welcome to JustAnswer, I look forward to assisting you today with your question and providing the best answer possible.
To check, is this the IS and Password ***** use to actually start the Mac and Sign in? Or for a service on the Mac such as email?
Please let me know
Expert:  Richard replied 2 years ago.
Through your duplicate questions I gain its to sign into your computer.
Can you please do the following t reset this
Please, follow the instructions below to reset your password:
- Insert the Mac OS Install disc in the Mac and restart the Mac
- When you hear the startup beep, hold down the C key until you see a spinning gear.
- Choose Utilities > Reset password
- Follow the on screen instructions to reset your password.
Restart the computer and you can then sign in.
Let me know the results please
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If you do NOT have an Installation CD/DVD, you can reset your password ***** following the instructions below:
Please, follow the instructions below:
- Turn your Mac off
- Hold down the Command key and the letter S while you turn your Mac on
- After it boots up, wait 10 seconds and then let go of Command S
- Type: mount -uw /
- Press the Enter key on your keyboard
- Type: launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons /com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
- Press Enter
- Type: ls /Users
- Press Enter
- You will see your username listed there.
- Type: passwd username
----Example, if your username is ***** ***** would type: passwd joejoe
- Press Enter
- Type your new password (it will not show anything)
- Press Enter
- Type your password *****
- Press Enter
- Type: rm -rf /Users/username/Library/Keychains/login.keychain
- Press Enter
- Type: reboot
- Press Enter
Now your username will have the new password ***** you just set.

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