How to reset your Mac OS X password Reset 10.5 Leopard & 10.6 Snow Leopard password Power on or restart your Mac. At the chime (or grey screen if your chime is turned off), hold down Command+S on your keyboard to enter single-user mode. This step is optional, but it’s a good idea because it checks the consistency of the hard disk … Read more

Use Directory Utility in Snow Leopard

In 10.6, Apple moved Directory Utility to the /System » Library » CoreServices folder; you can launch it directly from there, if you wish.However, the “official” way to get to Directory Utility now is through System Preferences » Accounts » Login Options. At the bottom of the panel you’ll see Network Account Server; click on … Read more

Force Spotlight to re-index your hard disk in Mac OS X Lion

Here’s how you can force Spotlight to re-index your hard disk to fix search errors. 1. Open the Terminal application. 2. Type in this command: sudo mdutil -E / 3. Type in your administrator’s password when prompted. sudo mdutil -s / To turn indexing on for all volumes, you enter: sudo mdutil -i on / … Read more