Mac Osx Reset Admin Password

MacOSX: Reset admin password

Let's say that someone gained access to your computer and changed your main user's password as a prank. You notice when can't sudo and when you type in your old password, it does not work.

Sadly, its actually really easy to give yourself a new password.

Reboot your mac and login as Single User by holding command+s on startup. You will be on a terminal screen, where you need to execute the following commands, assuming your username is peperone: mount -uw / launchctl load /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/ passwd peperone this will prompt you to type your new password, twice. reboot

And, that is all.