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Easily bypass and reset the password on any MacForgot your computer password? CNET's Dan Graziano shows you how to easily reset it.
You may start to freak out if you ever forget your password to log into your iMac or your MacBook. But it's really not that big of a deal. All Macs actually include a built-in password reset tool that's incredibly easy to use. To get started, you will need to restart your computer by clicking restart. When you see the gray screen, press and hold the command and R keys at same time until you see the Apple logo. This will boot you into recovery mode. Click the utilities option in the top menu bar, select terminal, and type reset password, which should all be one word, and then press enter. Feel free to close out the terminal window, and behind it you will find the reset tabs for utility. From here select the user account you want to reset, enter a new password in the blank and click save. Then all you have to do is restart your computer from the Apple menu and log in with your new password. It's as easy as that. For more tips and tricks like this, be sure to check out howto. CNET.com. You can also reach out to me on Twitter with any questions or comments. I'm Dan Graziano for CNET. Thanks for watching.