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Break Mac password

Posted: February 26, 2012 in Mac, Technology
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The following instruction will change any user’s password under Mac OS X. I usually need this when working on the clients’ mac machine and don’t know the password. Remember to tell them what is their new password. I usually put the password as hint if in case I forget to tell them.

Right after the startup sound press the following buttons:

Command+S

/sbin/fsck -fy
/sbin/mount -uw /
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.DirectoryServices.plist
launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.opendirectoryd.plist (Mac OS X 10.8 and higher)
dscl . -passwd /Users/whitsongordon newpassword
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