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Deleted password on a MacBook Pro?

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I reset my password for my general log in to just hitting the “Enter” button. But now I want to reset the password again and it’s saying that I entered an incorrect password, when really the password is nothing. How to I get it to accept that “Enter” is my old password?

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  1. Mr fake on May 18, 2012 reply

    Leave the password field blank i.e, type nothing as your password is nothing and hit return/enter key. It should work.

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  2. Mark on May 18, 2012 reply

    you can delete password on macbook pro ,check out this link for more information
    http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-73393-change-mac-admin-password-without-the-disk

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  3. Jessika on May 18, 2012 reply

    You can check the settings of your account and try, hope this helps.

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  4. Martin on May 18, 2012 reply

    1.Open a new Finder window by clicking on the icon in the dock.
    2.Navigate to the “Utilities” folder, which is located in the “Applications” portion of the Mac hard drive.
    3.Double-click on the “Keychain Access” icon to open the password utility program.
    4.Select “Passwords” from the list of categories in the lower-left corner of the application window.
    5.Click on the stored password that you want to delete from your computer.
    6.Go to “Edit” in the top menu bar and select “Delete.” Click “Delete” again to confirm your decision.

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  5. SilverTonguedDevil on May 18, 2012 reply

    “on a MacBook Pro” means nothing. Computers DO NOT HAVE PASSWORDS. Only the OS login has a password. That is independent of the computer.
    Always tell what you are using. Example: “I am using OS 10.7″

    As to the other answer about Keychain Access, IGNORE THAT. The last thing you need to do now is start getting Keychain Access all fouled up, too. It’s bad enough you forgot your new password in five minutes flat.

    First off, there is no “reset”. You can change the password, but not reset. Either you typed characters before pressing Return or you didn’t. Here are the steps for OS 10.6.8….
    – Open System Preferences > Accounts.
    – Select your account, select the “Password” tab.
    – Click “Change password”.
    – Type the Old Password (It won’t work unless you type the correct old password).
    – Type the New Password (If you type nothing here, it becomes a blank password).
    – Verify (YOU HAVE TO TYPE THE EXACT SAME THING AGAIN. This is to avoid your getting totally confused. It won’t work at all no how unless you type the exact same password again.)

    The reason it asks you to “Verify” is to assure that you get the password drilled into your brain so you can’t possibly forget it five minutes later.

    No, go back and change the blank password to a decent one. You should not run your computer connected to the Internet with a blank password. That’s like leaving your front door open while you take a shower on a Saturday night in Detroit.

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  6. Sravani on May 18, 2012 reply

    Try answering your security question.

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