my password is not working: locked myself out

Asked by denise gilman on 2012-04-06

my admin password is not working and i can't get in now what do i do

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Last query:
2012-04-06
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2012-04-06

Reboot and hold shift at boot
Select recovery mode
select root
run:

passwd foo; reboot

replace foo for your username. Eg:

passwd andy; reboot

You can now log in as your username with the new password.

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