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    Forgot Password

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    Forgot Password
    I have a home iMac that I originally entered a password for security but turned it off since it's at my house and I'm the only one living there. I have fogotten the password and didn't write it down. Somehow the password login has turned back on. Is there some way to reset the password?

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    Forgot Password

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    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade, OSX 14.4 Mojave,
    Are you asking about File Vault?

    Big problems if so and best kept out of for mine.


    https://www.macworld.com/article/331...t-turn-on.html
    Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Late 2015 5K 27-inch Retina iMac, 4GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB Flash Drive, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
    Is there some way to reset the password?
    Yes, there is.

    First off, you can use your Apple ID to do this, but failing that you will have to do something else.

    The first Link from Apple reminds you how to Reset using your Apple ID: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860

    This second Link gives precise details of how to change that Password if the above has not been set up to allow it.

    This method works, is reliable and easy to follow - BUT, do note that changing your PW this way will mean that Keychain is no longer available to you as it is linked to your original PW. You will need to create a new Keychain.

    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/reset-by...d-mac-macbook/

    Please post back.

    Ian
    Ian

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    IWT's Avatar
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    Late 2015 5K 27-inch Retina iMac, 4GHz i7, 32GB RAM, 1TB Flash Drive, macOS High Sierra 10.13.6
    Following Harry's post (we were typing at the same time), I have assumed that you meant your Log In PW, AKA your Admin PW.

    Ian
    Ian

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    Forgot Password

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    I am referring to my Login PW
    Quote Originally Posted by IWT View Post
    Yes, there is.

    First off, you can use your Apple ID to do this, but failing that you will have to do something else.

    The first Link from Apple reminds you how to Reset using your Apple ID: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202860

    This second Link gives precise details of how to change that Password if the above has not been set up to allow it.

    This method works, is reliable and easy to follow - BUT, do note that changing your PW this way will mean that Keychain is no longer available to you as it is linked to your original PW. You will need to create a new Keychain.

    https://www.cnet.com/how-to/reset-by...d-mac-macbook/

    Please post back.

    Ian
    I am referring to my Login PW

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    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Is it the same machine as in this thread?

    https://www.mac-forums.com/macos-ope...t=#post1800331

    You never came back to that thread.
    Jake

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    Your Mac's Specs
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    Different machine

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    MBP 15" Mid 2015, iPhone XS, an iMac, plus ATVs, AWatch, MacMini
    Well, what solved that machine? Maybe the same solution for the new machine?
    Jake

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    Forgot Password

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    Thanks for the help. Working fine now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brian09223 View Post
    Thanks for the help. Working fine now.
    What is?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    Forgot Password

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    Quote Originally Posted by ferrarr View Post
    What is?
    My iMac, I was able to make a new password.

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