I forgot my administrator password and i know I have to change it by using the mac install disc but I am afraid of loosing all my settings and all my files. Resetting the password causes any lose of files or documents?
I recently got my computer fixed and ended up getting a new one. it is a mac book laptop. I changed the password before it got sent and i completely forgot it. They backed my new laptop up with my old hard drive so now i got my old stuff on the new one. I want to download this application so i can fix this .zip file but i need the admin password. I've tried using the install discs but they tell me to enter the admin. I've tried putting the install disc in and pushing c on start up but it just freezes on the white screen with the apple. Is there something wrong with my computer? should i contact the insurance company who i dealt with?
At first I had forgotten my admin/master password and made numerous attempts. Then I tried to reboot my macbookpro by pressing " command S" numerous attempts, even " command r "and the "option" key but my computer will not reboot.Now I have a huge lock icon on my screen. Plus When I purchased my computer it did not come with a startup cd.
So long story short I set up an account for my husband a while ago on my Macbook, he had full admin rights and privileges as do I, but he hasn't signed on for a few months. He has a ton of work on his account that he moved over from an old hard drive but he's forgotten his password. We've had history with password issues and he doesn't want me to see his and I don't want to know it. I was wondering if there was any way if I let him log on my admin account if he could simply view his password even though he was another user. According to him he remembers locking a bunch of documents using the same password so a simple reset won't work. Is there any way to use keychain to look at his admin account password without resetting it?
I just installed a new application for my Macbook Pro but when I clicked to use it. It asked for my password. I typed my password but it says it's wrong. I am using this computer right now and now I want to change my password but everytime I try to type my password it says it's wrong. How can I change my password while I am on ? I don't want to use the OS X CD to start again bec. I just moved from Macbook to Macbook Pro and I have a lot of datas here.
I must've been so tired that I forgot my password..
I am having trouble remembering th initial password I set up for my mac when I first bought it. I am having difficulty downloading programs because I cannot remember my key chain password (login password).ow to reset it?
Some weeks ago, i set the firmware password on m y MacBook Pro. I set it to something complicated but memorable ... But now, of course, I can't remember it!
I've been googleing the subject, but there seems to be nothing about resetting the MB Pros Extensible Firmware.
The problem is even bigger, because I wanted to repair permissions yesterday and thus booted from the indtall dvd. I had forgotten about the EF passeord, so I set the startup disk to be the DVD drive, and now I cant get the machine to boot from its harddrive, so I have no access to my data.
I have tried to remove the 1gig ram block, that should reset the password in the old Open Firmware macs but no dice!
Im desperate because later today Im being interviewed about my mac and tech in general, and i really need my notes and stuff on the mac, plus it would be so embarrassing that iv'e set a password i cant remember - might as well cancel the interview :-(
Is there anyway to make the MBPro boot from the harddrive again, or is there a reset button on the motherboard?
How can I format my laptop, it is MacBook and the model is A1181, if you should just tell me the step's and the buttons I should press to make my laptop work I would really appreciate it, the problem is that I forgot my user password and I can't open my PC.
How do you go about retrieving your WPA2 password to access your wifi if you forgot I've tried all combos to no avail. 1st my old macbook pro crashes today and the new IMac I bought today. I can't access my home wifi because I and my wife can not remember the password.
How do you go about retrieving your WPA2 password to access your wifi if you forgot I've tried all combos to no avail. 1st my old macbookpro crashes today and the new Imac I bought today. I can't access my home wifi because I and my wife can not remember the password.