How to Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password?

Have you ever forgot your Mac operating system password? Did know how to reset forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password without knowing the old password? If you have such kind of question in your mind, don’t worry. Because in this article, I’m going to show you that how to reset forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan password or any previous Mac operating systems. As we have told you in our previous topics that how to reset Windows 10 and Kali Linux password. In our today’s article, you will learn about Mac operating systems. This method will work on most of the Mac OS devices. Let’s get start on how to reset Mac OS X El Capitan Password.

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Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Most of the Mac users don’t know how to reset forgotten Mac OS password so when they don’t remember the password, simply change the operating system. I think it’s not a correct way because they might lose lots of personal files and folders that don’t want to lose. Again they think there is not any way to reset the password. Don’t worry about losing data or personal files. Because we are going to show an easy way to reset Mac forgotten password within 2 to 4 minutes.

Step #1. Restart your Mac computer then press and hold on the Command+S from the keyboard.

Reset Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Command plus S

Step #2. You’ll be promoted to a black colored screen with white color text. So type the following commands after one another.

  • mount -uw
  • rm/var/db/.applesetupdone
  • shutdown -h now
Reset forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Reset forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Your device will restart and you may see the below screenshot. Select the Language. Now you have to create a new user account for your Mac device. If you don’t know how to create a new user account see this article.

How to Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password?

Select Your Country

Choose keyboard for your Mac operating system. Then click continue, if you have WiFi connect it otherwise hit Continue button to skip this step. Choose Don’t transfer any information now, click Continue. Like this just click Continue until you see the below screenshot. Now in creating a computer account window, enter the necessary information then hit Continue button.

How to Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Create a Computer Account

Again hit on Continue button until you see the setting up your Mac window. And now your are done. But the main purpose is still remaining. Now you’re logged in with a new user account.

How to Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Setting up Your Mac

Reset Old User Account Password

Go to upper left-hand side, click on Apple icon then choose System Preferences. Click on the Users & Groups.

Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Users & Groups

Unlock the lock by typing your username with password.

Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Unlock Users & Groups

From the left-hand side, choose the old username. As I have selected wikigain here. Once you have selected the user then tap Reset Password.

Reset Forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Reset Password

Type new password and verify it. If you would like to enter a hint just type and tap on Change Password.

Reset Mac OS X El Capitan Password

Change Mac Password

Conclusion

This was very easy and simple way that you can reset forgotten Mac OS X El Capitan password. Just Create a new user and reset the password of an old user. You don’t need to know what the password was. Follow this step by step guide. If you have any question feel free to comment below this post and we will try to the response it within 24 hours. Thanks for being with us.

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