I have forgotten the password of recovery mode when I holds command + R. I have no idea how to deal with it so if anyone knows the solution, then let me know.


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Try the following steps:

  • Switch off your Mac (not just log out).

  • Boot into Recovery mode by pressing the power button while holding down the CommandR keys.

  • Select Disk Utility and press Continue.
  • Choose Utilities > Terminal.
  • Type resetpassword (all one word, lowercase letters) and press Return

  • Select the drive containing your user account (this is usually your main drive)

  • Choose the account to change with Select the User Account
  • Enter a new password and re-enter it into the password fields
  • Enter a new password hint related to the password
  • Click Save. (Note: you may get a warning that the password has changed, but not the Keychain Password. Click OK.)
  • Shut down your Mac (Apple > Shut Down)
  • Restart your Mac
  • I don't think Maze forgot an account password but rather the firmware password!
    – klanomath
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 0:34
  • Okay, thanks. Upon re-reading the question, I think you may be right. I'll delete or update my answer once the OP clarifies.
    – Monomeeth
    Commented Dec 6, 2016 at 0:42

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