Password does not work after downgrading MacBook from Lion to Snow Leopard?
I downgraded my wife's MacBook from 10.7.3 to 10.6 i.e. from Lion to Snow Leopard. Lion was pathetically slow on her older version of MacBook.
Downgrade went smooth and I could restore the data from Time Machine as well. But after restore somehow the password of admin user was not working. Don't know why.
I searched a lot but didn't find a reliable solution. Then from below discussion I found the solution
Restart and boot your MacBook from Snow Leopard installation disk (Press C while booting).
- Select language
- Go to Utilities menu on top and click on Reset Password.
- Select the disk to load the users.
- Select user and change the password.
You can keep the same password. Once done just restart the machine.
Works like a charm for me!!
Hope this will save you hours which I lost.