Reset Mac Password

How to reset Mac password if you don’t have the right version of the Mac OS X disc.

Here are the steps to get it done, without any explanation:

  1. Reboot
  1. Hold down Command + S after you hear the chime
  1. Mac should boot into a terminal, if not retry step 2
  1. mount -uw /
  1. launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/
  1. ls /Users
  1. passwd <username>
  1. rm -rf /Users/<username>/Library/Keychains/login.keychain
  1. Reboot and login with the new password

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