I have just upgraded to El Capitan from Yosemite 10.10. The problem is I could not launch completely a patch file through Terminal since the process ask for the password. Would any one can instruct me how to to reset the Administrator password in Mac OS X 10.11 El Capitan?
At for Mac OS X 10.11, you need to reset the password through recovery partition mode. Use resetpassword command line to get your task done!
Well, more specifically, no matter which OS X version (El Capitan 10.11, Yosemite 10.1, Mavericks 10.9,…) using, the only way to retrieve or reset the admin password is using OS X Utilities from recovery partition.
- Restart the mac, keep hold down command + R until you see the Apple logo to go to recovery mode. Click on Utilities at the top menu, select Terminal.
- Enter the following command line.
- Choose the user account at Select user account box.
- Enter your new password, then fill the password for second time to confirm —> Enter a hint —> Click on Save button.
You now are ready to restart your Mac from at the menu.