Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people, just like you, are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
Solved

forgotten administrator password for macbook air : OSX 10.8.4 with no optical drive

Posted on 2013-06-18
5
123 Views
Last Modified: 2016-06-01
I forgot my administrator password for my macbook air? How do i reset this if there is no optical drive?
0
Comment
Question by:1spursfan
5 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
thelug earned 250 total points
ID: 39256706
Give this a try.  I believe you will lose any info tied to the admin account though (I could be wrong)

http://www.welovemacs.com/howtoreyomac.html
0
 
LVL 53

Assisted Solution

by:strung
strung earned 125 total points
ID: 39256715
0
 
LVL 4

Assisted Solution

by:vidovic
vidovic earned 125 total points
ID: 39259054
If you are running Lion or Mountain Lion, reboot holding down the Command and R keyboard keys. This will boot you in Recovery Mode. Select the Terminal from the Utilities menue at the top of the screen. In Terminal type: resetpassword then Enter. Use the Reset Password utility to select your hard drive, choose your user account, and enter a new password.
0

Featured Post

Portable, direct connect server access

The ATEN CV211 connects a laptop directly to any server allowing you instant access to perform data maintenance and local operations, for quick troubleshooting, updating, service and repair.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

In this article we will discuss some EI Capitan Mail app issues and provide some manual process to resolve them.
In this article we have discussed about the OS X EI Capitan and how to fix Wi-Fi issue in OS X El Capitan. We have explained how to delete system level preferences and create a new Wi-Fi location to resolve Wi-Fi issue.
Although Jacob Bernoulli (1654-1705) has been credited as the creator of "Binomial Distribution Table", Gottfried Leibniz (1646-1716) did his dissertation on the subject in 1666; Leibniz you may recall is the co-inventor of "Calculus" and beat Isaac…
Finds all prime numbers in a range requested and places them in a public primes() array. I've demostrated a template size of 30 (2 * 3 * 5) but larger templates can be built such 210  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7) or 2310  (2 * 3 * 5 * 7 * 11). The larger templa…

791 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question