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  1. #1
    Reset my password
    Hi all...

    I have a Macbook Pro 2015 running Sierra.

    I forgot my password.

    How do I go about resetting this thing?

    Thanks in advance,
    Glenn12

  2. #2
    Reset my password
    MacInWin's Avatar
    Member Since
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Glenn12, what password? Your login? iCloud? Firmware? Disk encryption? (If it's a firmware password that is blocking booting, you can't reset it, it takes Apple, and you have to be able to prove you own it to convince them to do that.)
    Jake

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    Reset my password
    pm-r's Avatar
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    As Jake says, what password???

    We need more details in order to try and help you.


    - Patrick
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  4. #4
    Gentlemen, thank you for responding to my question.

    First off a correction....the laptop is a mid 2012 not a 2015 as I typed before. Sorry about that.

    The password is for when I log in to the computer.

    Glenn

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    Reset my password
    pm-r's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Glenn12 View Post
    Gentlemen, thank you for responding to my question.

    First off a correction....the laptop is a mid 2012 not a 2015 as I typed before. Sorry about that.

    The password is for when I log in to the computer.

    Glenn

    OK, and thanks for the info Glenn, but that leaves me wondering how long you you have been using that Mac model without restarting, rebooting, or doing any software updates, and if you did that, how on Earth did you do it without having a user password???

    Did you just suddenly and recently forget your login password???


    - Patrick
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  6. #6
    Reset my password
    IWT's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    Late 2015 5K 27-inch Retina iMac, 4GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB Flash Drive, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
    Here's an article taking you through every conceivable way of resetting your Admin PW - including the final and drastic way of going into Recovery Mode, using Terminal and resetting/recreating a new PW.

    How to recover a forgotten Mac password - Macworld UK

    NB The final way will delete your Keychain, so you will need to start a new one.

    Ian
    Ian

  7. #7
    Thanks for the link, Ian. I'll check follow-up with it and see what happens.

    Patrick..it's been a while since I've updated any applications or programs. I had the password stored in a phone which died on me, taking the p/w with it. Such is life. Ugh.

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    Reset my password
    Rod's Avatar
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    Your Mac's Specs
    MacBook Pro Retina 13" macOSX 10.13.3 beta
    Perhaps you could consider a Password Manager such as this.
    You were not born to remember passwords | Enpass
    This is my choice because of it’s local storage and availability across platforms and devices keeps your data “in house” and no subscription fee.


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