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Hello,
Hey guys I'm Brandon
I'm new to the forum but I need help I've been locked out of my iMac for about 4months and it is starting to iritate me I've tried looking up how to reset but it's not working for me what happen to me is that i forgot my admin password so but my guest account works I just can't change anything due to that it is a guest account if some one can please help me reset my admin password that would be helpfull and greatly appreciated oh and I do not have the Mac os x cd although It is installed on my computer I am still looking for that cd hopefully I find it thank you once again in advance

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Hello,

You can try this:

But, it will create a new account and your old files will still not be accessible.

Creating a new Admin on Mac Os X:
Here's how to reset your OS X password without an OS X CD.
the Working solution for me was to create a new admin
you can create new admin like this by deleting a specific file.

You need to enter terminal and create a new admin account:

1. Reboot

2. Hold apple key + s key down after you hear the chime. (command + s on newer Macs)

3. When you get text prompt enter in these terminal commands to create a brand new admin account (hitting return after each line):

mount -uw /
rm /var/db/.AppleSetupDone
shutdown -h now

4. After rebooting you should have a brand new admin account. When you login as the new admin you can simply delete the old one and your good to go again!
Good Luck!
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I've done that already and didn't work maybe i did it wrong but I don't know