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Peter Wolf

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Lost password for a Mac:
« on: 17 December, 2007, 05:56:00 pm »

Does anyone know of a way to retrieve a lost password for a Mac that doesnt involve reinstalling the software ?


Many Many thanks in advance to anyone that can solve this problem.
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Re: Lost password for a Mac:...
« Reply #1 on: 17 December, 2007, 07:51:05 pm »
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Re: Lost password for a Mac:...
« Reply #2 on: 18 December, 2007, 10:01:17 am »
Peter you don't have to reinstall the software. You just need to boot the computer from the CD.

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Re: Lost password for a Mac:......
« Reply #3 on: 18 December, 2007, 10:25:26 am »

Thanks.Its not even a problem if i do have to re install but i will try your suggestion first if its easier.Luckily i have no encrypted folders.


I dont usually forget passwords and i have not upgraded the software since i plugged it in from new and also i want to get the mac email up and running.


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Re: Lost password for a Mac:........
« Reply #4 on: 18 December, 2007, 11:09:59 am »
I might add how this is done:

Put the original install disc in the drive, and hold down the "c" key while booting up.  Works a treat.

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Re: Lost password for a Mac:...
« Reply #5 on: 18 December, 2007, 11:22:17 am »
Here you go Mr Wolf. Full on step by step from the Apple site:

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Re: Lost password for a Mac:......
« Reply #6 on: 18 December, 2007, 11:38:26 am »

Thank you Thank you Thank you for both of your help.
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