A quick note before we begin. Click on the volume of interest and select the desired user account in the popup. If you can't get the recovery key from Apple and you can't contact the previous owner, your only option might be to replace the hard drive. Note: Before your take your Mac into an Apple store for any repair or procedure, make sure you've made a Time Machine backup. Reader Sabrina has a common, but potentially delicate, question. Click the triangle-button next to the prompt that appears to reveal a Recovery Key text field which replaces the password text field and AppleCare contact information, along with your computer's Serial Number and a Record Number.
This is why the hash numbers for your system must be programmed into the keyfile, making it machine-specific. Experience has shown that it's always wise to have two named administrators of any Mac. To do this, open Disk Utility where you will see your drive grayed out in the list of devices. The problems these brilliant people created are just so stupid I shutter to think what else they're messing up. However, if you deselected that box, and later forgot your password, you're out of luck. I've never used the Directory Service command line utility because it's fairly more complicated. Later,I disabled iCloud Keychain but now want to enable it again.
Soon, you'll see the Apple logo and spinning gear or progress bar in Yosemite. One reason to deselect the box is extreme security. May 19, 2009 Every once and a while my fiancï¿½e's computer will ask for the keychain password while using Safari. Create a New Keychain Method 2. You can add your all account password here safe. Info: MacBook Pro Apr 10, 2012 How do I reset Usernames in autofill on my Keychain? If so, how do I reset the keychain without losing it? Keep holding down Command + s until you see a black screen with white text. How do i delete or change the password? Create a new, temp admin account.
I've always used it for pre-Lion systems where the client had forgotten their login password. Some of these other techniques are not as simple and should be practiced on a non-mission critical Mac, being mindful of their context and applicability. When the Welcome screen appears wait for the menubar to materialize and choose Reset Password from the Utilities menu. If All Else Fails Finally, if you run into a problem and can't see your way out, one thing to try is to look for an. Mar 15, 2012 Can't remember keychain password, where can I find it? Even if you were able to get the keyfile, it cannot be used on any other Mac system. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime.
Connect this Mac to another one via either a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable and its hard drive should appear as an external drive to your second Mac. In this case your best bet is to retrieve your data from a backup. Then enter the new password twice. If, heaven forbid, Apple's system is hacked, your admin password could be compromised. User Passwords If you have your administrator password and have to reset a user password, the procedure is the same regardless of what type of MacBook you're using. I also copied and pasted instructions for three ways to reset the password of an account below. Mar 24, 2012 I forgot my keychain password.
This is probably the administrative password. On another device if necessary. Click Save to make the change. On to the next technique. When I tried to go on to keychain access it wont even open! You have this three options.
The approaches I outline below depend on how much access to your Mac you currently have. If you upgraded from 10. If your computer is set to require a password at startup, it will also keep you from using your MacBook altogether. If you happen to remember the old login password, you can click the Update Keychain Password button. In the terminal window type the following and hit the Return key. Forgetting your MacBook's password can prevent you from downloading new software, performing installations and accessing some of your information.
When you insert the disk, the computer gives you either an Install or a Restore option. Info: MacBook Air Apr 25, 2012 I am having trouble remembering th initial password I set up for my mac when I first bought it. Stay away from the Root account. Administrator Passwords Apple doesn't give users the permission to reset an administrator password. Your keychain holds frequently used passwords, so creating a new keychain usually means you'll have to resupply passwords for some services you use, including email accounts and some websites you've set up for automatic login.
Also on another computer it keeps asking for a password to access the keychain. That way is Target Disk mode. Screen shots not available at this stage. Could either of those applications be causing this problem? And that may be a problem for parents who want to keep kids out of their stuff and vice versa. As a result, when you log back in, you'll be asked to reset your Keychain. Jun 22, 2008 i forgot the keychain password, how do I reset it? Absent this information, your files will be unrecoverable.
Click the Utilities tab in the top menu bar, select Terminal, type resetpassword and press Enter. User passwords allow each person using the computer to prevent others from changing their settings and viewing their information. Enter and confirm a password in the appropriate fields and, if you like, enter a hint for the password. Jun 1, 2014 I set yo iCloud Keychain without problems but did not set up a security code. For the sake of completeness, I'll reference those methods at the end of the article and stick to a fairly simple method here.