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10.7: Reset Password
Authored by: nova20 on Aug 13, '11 06:26:36PM

You can get permanent easy access to the two Apple password utilities in the Recovery HD, if you have followed an earlier hint here about how to ad the Debug menu to the Disk utility and have then enabled the Show Every Partition in the Disk Utility.

If you did that already, all you have to do is to open the Disk Utility, select the Recovery HD, click on Mount it, double-click on the mounted Recovery HD, switch to show invisible files as well (use the terminal or any of the countless little apps to do this - I use HideSwitch), open the folder com.apple.recovery.boot on the Recovery HD, double-click on the BaseSystem.dmg image. In the mounted image, open the Applications folder and then the Utilities folder. There you'll find the two password utilities. You can then copy them to your utilities folder or anywhere you like to have easy access to them in the future.

I suggest to refrain from making any changes to the Recovery HD and to unmount it after you copied the two files.



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