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OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 16, 2021 06:49AM
A few weeks ago I installed a new SSD in my iMac. I set it up but am not using it as for various reasons I've been working off of a bootable external. I shut down my machine last night as I've gotten into the habit of shutting it down now and then to give it a "rest".

So I started up my iMac this morning and it started with the splash screen for my new internal and I realized I had already forgotten the account password. I grabbed my list of PWs and, while I know I wrote it down, I apparently didn't also put it on my PW list and I can't find where I did write it down!

Where do I find it now? Keychain?

Consider me admonished...





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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: MindMeld
Date: February 16, 2021 07:15AM
This might help depending on your situation:

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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: Sarcany
Date: February 16, 2021 07:20AM
So long as it's not a M1 or T2 iMac and you haven't opted to tie your login to your Apple ID and you're not using FileVault, you can do the .AppleSetupDone trick in Single User Mode to create a second admin account and then use the new account to reset the PW on the old account.

...Catalina can complicate the operation. Running something pre-Catalina?

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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/16/2021 07:21AM by Sarcany.
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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: Speedy
Date: February 16, 2021 09:43AM
Cool!

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Sarcany
So long as it's not a M1 or T2 iMac and you haven't opted to tie your login to your Apple ID and you're not using FileVault, you can do the .AppleSetupDone trick in Single User Mode to create a second admin account and then use the new account to reset the PW on the old account.

...Catalina can complicate the operation. Running something pre-Catalina?

[www.theinstructional.com]



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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 16, 2021 10:11AM
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Sarcany
So long as it's not a M1 or T2 iMac and you haven't opted to tie your login to your Apple ID and you're not using FileVault, you can do the .AppleSetupDone trick in Single User Mode to create a second admin account and then use the new account to reset the PW on the old account.

...Catalina can complicate the operation. Running something pre-Catalina?

[www.theinstructional.com]

Nope. An old Late '12 2.9 GHz i5 21.5" iMac running Mojave (10.14.6). Since I'm not in dire need I'll check it out later. Thx, all!





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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: Ammo
Date: February 16, 2021 12:44PM
[]I grabbed my list of PWs and, while I know I wrote it down, I apparently didn't also put it on my PW list and I can't find where I did write it down!

Been there, done that.



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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: Rick-o
Date: February 16, 2021 01:24PM
I constantly do that! I usually get hung up when it's required to have numbers and upper/lower case combos.

If I can't use my goto passwords, I'm screwed, because I usually jot down the new PW on any available scrap of paper, and when I need it a few months later, it's nowhere to be found.

<Rick-o pulls hair out of head, AGAIN>



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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: DP
Date: February 16, 2021 01:43PM
Well, I think I found it but now, I'm in the middle of a project and have to finish that first. Fingers crossed...





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Re: OK, I did it, I'm embarrassed...
Posted by: testcase
Date: February 16, 2021 10:33PM
You're hosed....... banghead smiley
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