July 5, 2021

Hammondsport Mac Users Group


I forgot the correct password to my locked Mac computer and cannot log in? Other than erasing/reformatting the HD, what can I do?


On older Macs with an optical drive, you could boot up from the install CD/DVD and select the Utility option 'Reset Password'

On newer Macs (with operating systems 10.7 and up) you can boot up while holding down the keys Command + R until the White Apple appears. (See all steps below)

How to reset your user password - Macbook Pro | Macbook Air | iMac (Catalina - Mojave - Sierra - El Capitan) - If you forgot your Macbook password, follow these steps to easily reset it.

01 First, power off your Mac computer.

02 Once you confirm it is off, hold down the Command + R buttons.

03 Next power on your Mac.

04 When you see the Apple logo, you can then release these buttons.

05 This will take you to the OSX Utilities (may take a bit longer than usual)

06 From the top menu, select Utilities, and from the drop down, select Terminal.

07 On Terminal, type in the following command (no spaces) :


Then push Return

08 In the background you will see another window open, and this is where you type in your new password.




How can I stay aware of potentially bad weather and storms while driving across the country?

Go to this free, fast-loading website called Severe Weather Alert, an all-text, minute-by-minute update of all severe weather situations in the United States - maintained by College of DuPage Meteorolgy in Illinois. On your iPhone, just add the website icon to your Homescreen for quick access while traveling. You can burrow down into specific locations for details.



What is the fastest ISP in 2021 in the US?

PC Magazine rated local Internet Provider EmpireAccess as fastest in U.S. - read article





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