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I have too many passwords and I can't find my mac password.

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I have too many passwords and I can't find my mac password.

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I have to provide my mac password ***** set my my new hp printer.

Technician's Assistant: How long has this been going on with your Mac? What have you tried so far?

All of my passwords that I can find.

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No, just my password. Thanks...

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Mac Support Specialist: Richard, Apple Software Engineer replied 4 months ago
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Thank you for your question. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to assisting you.

To check, you are referring to the Mac password ***** get asked for when you start the Mac?

Please let me know

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I have to use that password ***** set up my new HP printer. My internet provider is Century Link...
Mac Support Specialist: Richard, Apple Software Engineer replied 4 months ago

ok, you will have to reset the password

To do this

Power off the Mac

Right after you hear the chime, press and hold the Command and the R keys for a few seconds, then release. Soon, you'll see the Apple logo and spinning gear (or progress bar).

This will force the Mac to boot into OS X on the Recovery Partition that was created when you installed

When booting is complete, you'll see a window of "OS X Utilities." You won't do anything there. Instead, you'll go to the Menu bar at the top and select Utilities > Terminal.

In the terminal window type the following and hit Return.

resetpassword

A new window will open, like this:

http://www.macobserver.com/imgs/tmo_articles/20140617resetpassword1a.jpg

Click on the the main volume, then select the desired user account name in the popup. Then enter the new password (twice). A password ***** is optional. Click "Save."

Go back to the Apple Menu at the top. Select OS X Utilities > Quit OS X Utilities. That will prompt you to restart the Mac.

When the Mac restarts normally, you'll be able to log in to the administrator account with the new password ***** defined above. From there you can manage the rest of of the users if necessary with System Preferences > Users & Groups.

Let me know the results please

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