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    how do i get rid of my login password?
    I have found several ways to eliminate login passwords on Mac OS X when you don't have FireVault on, but I have FireVault on, and it appears that using those methods actually block your access to your home folder. I need to find a way to get rid of the password when I have FireVault on (this sad predicament happened because I forgot my password). I have thought of making a new account, but again, I don't know my password, so can someone help me please?

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    if you know any methods that are safe to use when firevault is off, i'm open to those, too
    (please indicate if it is workable with firevault on or off, if possible)
    thnx

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    See the following hint on how to reset your password:

    Link

    Regards.

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    i think i've found a loophole. i'm hoping that if i just copy/move the more important files that are in my home folder to another folder, then put that folder in the public folder, then i can transfer it to a new account (the computer is governed by my boss, so i couldn't have made one myself before). Does anyone have any thoughts on whether this will work or not? None of my files are locked. (Reminder: I have FireVault on.)

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    Sounds like you're doing things that you shouldn't be doing on a computer that isn't yours.

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