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Reset user password in OS X

Overview

This tutorial describes how to reset a user password in OS X.

Goal

After completing this tutorial you will be able to reset a user password in OS X without using the original installation disk that came with your Mac.  These instructions will only work if a Master Password has been setup previously.  For instructions on setting a Master Password, please see http://support.apple.com/kb/PH7032.

Steps

First Step

From the list of accounts on the login screen, choose the user account.

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Second Step

Choose the "Reset Password" option under the password prompt.

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Third Step

Type the master password.

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Fourth Step

You will then be prompted to choose a new user password.

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