I have a new MacBook Pro 2017, running OS 10.13.6 and I am afraid to shut down because I don't remember my password. How do I find it or make a new one?

  • Also, don’t feel that a closed question is bad. It’s good since it links all the similar posts to one where the best answers can live.
    – bmike
    Sep 3, 2018 at 21:35
  • try something simple, like changing the clock or date/time, there you can try to unlock with the password you believe is the right one without consequences.
    – Ruskes
    Sep 3, 2018 at 21:49

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There are a couple methods to reset an admin password. Once you restart, Apple guides you to this when you fail to enter the password correctly.

Also these questions cover the ground pretty thoroughly.

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