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How to Reset OS X password with OR without a CD

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It is very commend to forget the password of computer. Forgetting password is like locking yourself out of the house. It is very inconvenient and headache that you lost your Mac password one day, that means you may properly lost the data in the Mac computer. Perhaps you can use free data recovery for Mac software for retrieving the lost data in Mac, but it is not necessary at all. You just need to know some ways to reset your password for Mac computer.
Reset OS X password without an OS X CD
Step 1. Power on or restart your Mac (should work for any Mac OS X system).
Step 2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime.
(command + s keys on newer Macs)
Step 3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now
Step 4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you’re good to go again!
But this method will create a new password for your Mac and your original password will lost. And this fools the operating system into believing it has never been started before. This means when you restart the machine, it will take you through the entire setup & registration process all over again. Do not worry, all of your pre-existing data is still available.
Reset OS X password with the installer CD/DVD
If you have an installer disk, resetting Mac password will become much easier.
Step 1. Boot from the Mac OS X installer disk by inserting it into the Mac and holding down the “C” key on boot
Step 2. Select your language preferences and then under the “Utilities” menu select “Password Reset” (it may say “Reset Password” instead, depends on the version of Mac OS X)
Step 3. Select the hard disk that the forgotten password is on, then select the username of the forgotten password, you’ll then be asked to select a new password

Step 4. Reboot as usual from the hard drive, using your newly reset password as the login!
That’s all! This is obviously an easier method but it’s of no help if you own a MacBook Air with no DVD drive, or if you just don’t have the installer Mac OS CD laying around. So it is better to use the first method that you should reset Mac OS X password without a CD.
Okay, that’s two methods to reset your Mac OS X password. If you have other problems of your Mac, such as losing the data on your computer, you can try the free data recovery for Mac. They can help you to get back your lost or deleted data in some levels. Or you can go to follow the article how to recover data from Mac hard drive. It will guide you step by step to recover data for your Mac computer. Good luck!

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