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edesade 05-24-2014 06:43 PM

Password reset
OSX 10.9.2.

When I try to delete an application I don't use, I'm asked to enter a password. I don't seem to remember this password. How do I reset this password?

chscag 05-24-2014 06:53 PM

The password it's asking for is your administrator password - the one you set when you first setup your computer. If you've forgotten it, the only way to reset it is by using Recovery Mode.

Reboot the computer by holding down the Command + r keys. After the machine reboots to recovery, select "Utilities". Then select "Terminal".

When the Terminal opens type this in at the prompt:


Press enter and then follow directions.

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