How to reset password on Macbook?

Do you own a Mac? If yes then you must be well aware that working on Mac OS you need to use administrator’s password to install anything on your system. There can be a situation where you have lost or forgotten your password or if you own a second hand system and you don’t know the previous owner password. This situation can be very frustrating for anyone. Then in that situation the only solution left for you is to reset password on macbook.

Now you must be thinking that how to reset macbook password? Unlock Macbook password is very easy procedure and this needs to be done with the discs the computer came with. This very process of Unlock Macbook password has two phases first is changing the admin password and you need to follow through and change the keychain login also.


Here is the process to reset password on by resetting the admin password:

  • Firstly locate the Mac OS install disc your computer came with. If you don't own it then you can get it from Apple. Then insert the disc into optical drive.

  • Restart your system while holding down the "C" key. "Utilities" or "Installer" menu will appear it depends on which OS you are running. Then Select the option "Reset Password."

  • Then select "Macintosh HD". From the drop down menu select the name of original admin account.

  • Then select a new password then enter it in the two fields. After that click on the save button.

After the above process you need to reset the keychain password by following the below listed procedure:

  • Go to the "Go" menu from the Finder. Choose "Utilities" and scroll down to "Keychain Access." Double-click it.

  • From the edit menu choose the “keychain list”

  • Highlight the "login" keychain and delete it. Next time you login to your account you can save your new password.

If the above process of Reset password on macbook does not work then the only last solution for you is to reinstall the OS by formatting. But this very situation will lead to data loss. It is fine if you have a Macbook data backup but if you havn't then what will you do. So, in order to get the Macbook data you need to use Macbook data recovery software. This is a third part utility which will easily and efficiently retrieve your lost macbook data.

System Requirements

Processor: Intel Power PC (G4 or later)

Operating System: OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard, 10.5 Leopard, 10.4 Tiger, and 10.3.9 Panther

Memory: 256 MB

Hard Disk: 40Mb


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