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    For those who have short term memory
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    For those who have short term memory
    I have seen several discussions about people forgetting their OS log in password. Well I just found this helpful article on how to reset your user password. I wanted to pass along to all those memory challenged folks out there. As the article states, this trick is for people who dont have their original install CD that came with their Mac. THIS IS NOT INTENDED TO HELP PEOPLE HACK INTO UNAUTHORIZED COMPUTERS!!!

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    I don't know about the above commands, but off memory this is the trick I used to test setting up a new admin account without discs.

    Rebooot, holding command + s down as soon as you hear the chime.
    When you get text prompt, enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account, hitting enter after each line:
    mount -uw /
    rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
    shutdown -h now

    After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and you're good to go again!

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    Thanks for the additional input 6string!

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    I forget what this post was about.
    Now where'd I put my exotic, water filtered tobacco pipe?

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    Hehe.... when I first saw the title, I got me thinking about my Cheech and Chong days of my past, and how lucky I am that I can even remember who I am when I see myself in the mirror

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    Quote Originally Posted by 6string View Post
    Hehe.... when I first saw the title, I got me thinking about my Cheech and Chong days of my past, and how lucky I am that I can even remember who I am when I see myself in the mirror
    I am still living that dream on the weekends! Come Monday it takes me twice as long to comprehend and process info...haha oops.

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