how do i reset a mac os x admin password without the install discs?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
This will only work if you do not have File Vault turned on. If you do, you *must* use the install disc.
You'll have to boot up in single-users mode (Command+S when booting) and issue several Unix commands. Details in the link.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
I have purchased Windows Password Recovery Tool (http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com). it not only supports XP, 2000, and NT, I have personally tested it with Vista Home Premium and Ultimate. It works perfectly to reset any local user account to a blank password. I Wrote it to an old 128mb USB flash drive do this. Booting up and clearing a password takes a minute or two works like a charm.