August 30, 2011

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion-Want to Reset Password!

Are you new to Lion 10.7 like me and would like to change the password well if you think it was easy like previous versions of Mac OS X would have a password reset tool easily accessible from the Utilities menu but that isn’t available anymore.

But don't despair there are still multiple approaches to resetting a lost user password in OS X 10.7, I found this walkthrough that cover wto kinds of approach methods, the first is unique to Lion and the second is a traditional workaround to reset a password.

1 – Reset a Lost Mac OS X Lion Password

You have to boot from a Lion Recovery drive, this can either be a recovery disk made with the Lion Disk Maker tool, or just by booting from the built-in Lion Recovery HD partition.
  • Hold “Option” at boot and select the “Recovery” disk at the boot menu
  • Wait for “Mac OS X Utilities” menu to appear, indicating that you are booted into recovery mode
  • Click on the “Utilities” menu and select “Terminal”

2 – Delete AppleSetupDone and Create a New Administrative Account

Mac OS X 10.7 does share a more untraditional approach to resetting a password as past versions of OS X. In this case, you can still delete the AppleSetup file which forces the “Welcome to Mac OS X” setup assistant to run again, which allows you to create an administrative account. You can then login to that new administrative account and reset your original account password.

Get the Full details Here @ OSXDaily

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