Each and Everyone of you set a unique password on your Mac OS X when you have a lot of important and confidential data in your Mac.If you have a good habit of changing your password at regular intervals then you may come upon a problem that you remember the old password but forget the new one.In that case you won’t be able to get access to your Mac.But no need to worry because my tutorial is all about solving this problem.
First of all remember that try to be calm and cool.You need not press any key as it won’t help,It can make the situation worse.Secondly,You need to go in Password Recovery mode in the OS X and then from there you have to reset the password and make sure you have the backup and save the backup somewhere else except in your Mac OS X.
Now we start the guide by going into recovery mode and perform Password Recovery of your Mac OS X –
You need to restart the Mac and while doing so you need to hold the Cmd and R button together and in no time you will be in the recovery mode.
From the recovery mode you need to go in Utilities ,Choose Terminal and then you need to type resetpassword and then press Enter.
Now you must be able to see the window for Reset password option.You have to choose the drive and select the user account .From there you can choose the user account whose password you are going to reset.
Now you can type the new password and re-enter it again .From here you can also enter the password hint by choosing the option.
Once all is done,You would see the message showing that Password has been reset but the Keychain has been not.You just have to click OK and close all the windows which appear next.Now you can restart the Mac and then login with the new credentials.
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