Creating new admin user on mac

If you forgot your mac admin password you can reset by the following method:

Create a new admin user:

Start the computer while holding down the command + S key (you’ll see the black terminal kind of screen with loading text)

Then type:

\sbin\mount -uw / [enter]
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone [enter]
reboot [enter]

After the reboot, you’ll see the animated background with different languages, and will get a popup asking to register. Just follow the steps and you’ll be creating a new ‘Admin’ user.

Now you got an account with full admin access. Go to the Apple->System preferences->Users & groups and you’ll see all other account. Select the account you want to reset the password and reset it to a memorable one! 🙂


p.s I will put some screenshots later…