Nowadays, almost every one of intelligent device users will choose at least one Apple products, Mac computer is one of those choice. Apple`s Mac OS is a operating system that focus on security, which means the Mac password is the key of it. If you forget or lot your Mac password, you can use these are 5 free ways to recover the lost and forgotten password.
Way1. How to recover Mac password by changing the password from another account
This method needs you have already shared your Mac with another one and you need to know his/her Mac password. If you did, follow the steps below to change your Mac password from another account.
1.Click on the Apple logo in the top left and choose Log Out.
2.Select the account you do know the password to.
3.Enter the password for that account.
4.Open System Preferences > Users & Groups.
5.Click the Lock icon in the bottom left of the window.
6.Enter the password again.
7.Select the account you have forgotten the password for in the sidebar.
8.Click Reset Password.
9.Enter the new Password, Verify fields and Password hint field.
10.Click Change Password.
You can now use this new password to log in your Mac. It will ask you if you need to change the keychain when you log in, you`d better choose not cause it needs the your forgotten password if you click change.
Method2.How to recover Mac password with recovery mode
1.Turn off your Mac (choose Apple > Shut Down).
2.Press the power button while holding down Command-R. When the load bar appears you can let go of the keys.
3.Select Disk Utility and press Continue.
4.Choose Utilities > Terminal.
5.Enter reset password (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return
6.Select the volume containing the account (normally this will be your Main hard drive).
7.Choose the account to change with Select the User Account.
8.Enter a new password and re-enter it into the password fields.
9.Enter a new password hint related to the password.
11.A warning will appear that the password has changed, but not the Keychain Password. Click OK.
12.Click Apple > Shut Down.
Now start up the Mac. You can login using the new password.
Method 3. How to recover Mac password by getting a password hint
It is necessary for you to make sure of the password hint refreshes your memory or not firstly. Follow these steps below to do that.
1.Open System Preferences (Apple > System Preferences)
2.Choose Users & Groups.
3.Click the Lock icon in the bottom-left.
4.Press the Return key three times.
Method4. How to use FileVault to protect Mac data?
The best way to prevent your Mac data from others accession is to turn on FileVault encryption. This encrypts the contents of Mac, and the Password Reset utility will not show until you unlock it with Disk Utility. When you set up FileVault you recieve a Recovery Key (which you should print out or remember carefully) and a password.
Follow this route to set up FileVault: System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault.
Method5. How to Use Target Disk Mode to recover data from a Mac
This enables you to access the hard drive on your Mac from another Mac. Follow these steps:
1. Shut down the Mac (press Apple > Shut Down).
2. Connect the Mac to another Mac using a FireWire or Thunderbolt cable (unfortunately this trick does not work with USB).
3. Start up your Mac and hold down the T key while it boots.
The Mac in Target Disk Mode should now appear as a hard drive in the other Mac. You can use this Mac to recover data from the Mac.
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