Reset Forgotten Admin Password on macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra,

Reset Forgotten Admin Password on macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra,

This post will present a step-by-step method to reset Forgotten Admin Password on macOS Catalina, Mojave, High Sierra,…
You occasionally forget the password to log into your Mac and you don’t know how to reset it. Indeed, there is an effective way to reset and change the passwords for all accounts on macOS Catalina 10.15, Mojave 10.14, macOS Sierra, OSX 10.11 El Capitan, OSX 10.10 Yosemite, OSX 10.9 Mavericks and OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion including admin and standard user accounts by booting your Mac from the Recovery Partition. Head over this guide to find out how to get it done.

Boot into Recovery Partition

In order to boot into a Recovery Partition, you need to choose Restart from Apple ‘ menu. When the startup process is running, hold down the ‘command’ + ‘R’ keys on your keyboard until the startup screen appears. Later on, the macOS or OS X Utilities screen will visualize.


Now, navigate to Utilites menu and select Terminal


Once you get it done, type ‘resetpassword’ then press Enter.

By doing this, you have just commanded your machine to start the Reset Password function.

Now choose the Volume Hard Drive in the top part of the window pane. Then you can select the account you desire to reset its password. Next, you need to enter the new password and confirm it. Next, click on save.

In the next step, head over the Apple Menu and click Restart to boot back to the normal hard drive and the new password will take effect constantly.

The interface of Reset Password screen will be familiar if you are using macOS Mojave. In this case, you just need to select the account and follow the instructions to reset the password.

That’s done! From now, you will be able to reset forgotten passwords of your accounts on macOS from a Recovery Partition. It’s pretty easy, isn’t it?