I forgot my password to login and need the prompt. How do I get it to give me a hint??
December 25, 2010 3:45 PM Subscribe
How do I get my Mac to prompt me for a password hint on the startup screen?? I reset my password last week and I copied and pasted it in the password hint in case I forgot. It turns out I did. But for some reason it won't prompt me for a hint even though I have been trying to guess over and over incorrectly.
posted by timpanogos to Computers & Internet (3 answers total)
From what I understand on forums it usually prompts you with a hint after three times of unsuccessful login. If it would just prompt me I could see what the password is. Is there some kind of trick that if you paste your password into the hint box it disables it?? I am at a loss here and don't feel like reinstalling my whole operating system in order to reset the password. Ack! Help a girl out (typing this from my brother's computer!!)