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1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.
 
1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.
 
  
  
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[[Image:Sys_Pref_Dock_Icon.png‎‎ |center|170px]] Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.
 
[[Image:Sys_Pref_Dock_Icon.png‎‎ |center|170px]] Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.
 
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2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.
 
2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.
 
  
 
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[[Image:Users_&_Groups.png‎‎‎ |center|118px]] Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.
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[[Image:Users_&_Groups.png‎‎‎ |center|118px]] Fig. 2: User & Group Preference Pane Icon.
 
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3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.
 
3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.
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4) Change your password:
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4) Change your password. Old password first. new one next.
  
  
 
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Revision as of 10:35, 5 March 2013

1) Go to the System Preferences. You can get to it from the Apple menu or the icon in the Dock.


Sys Pref Dock Icon.png
Fig. 1: System Preferences icon in Dock.


2) Click on the "Users & Groups" pane.

Users & Groups.png
Fig. 2: User & Group Preference Pane Icon.


3) Your account will be highlighted. Click on the "Change Password" button.


User Preference.png
Fig. 3: User Account Preference Window.

4) Change your password. Old password first. new one next.


Change Password.png
Fig. 4: Change password


*Note* Please beware that when you change your password using these directions your e-mail password will also be changed. After changing your password you may get a prompt for your "login keychain" password. This is usually the old password. It will then update to the new password you created.