My password changed after using the migration wizard

I have improved my SSD and installed OSX then migration assistant to transfer everything from my old SSD to the new. Now that he's been transferred I can't complete the process, because the password I am using has changed.

I was running Yosemite but installed the new drive, I used the Apple internet option to install the OS, which returned to Lion.

I chose 'Reset using Apple ID', but nothing is happening.

I also tried the master password option, but do not always remember with a "master" password I assumed he was referring to an admin password but my user account is in my admin account.

Any ideas?

First, please ensure that caps lock is not on. Note that on some models of laptops, the LED of the caps lock key may not work when you start up if FileVault is turned on. When shift caps lock is enabled, there will be an arrow icon in the text box where you enter the password. Build on this, not on the LED.

Another reason why the password can not be recognized, is that the keyboard (input source) in the login screen is not what you expect. You can select one of the available provisions by choosing in the menu flag in the upper right, if it is displayed, or even browse the by pressing the key combination command-space or command-option-space.

If the user account is associated with an Apple ID, and you know the password Apple ID, then maybeApple ID can be used to reset your password for the user account. In OS X 10.10 and later versions, this option also works with FileVault, but only if you have enabled when you turn on FileVault. It is not retroactive. If not, see below.

Note: If you have enabled FileVault, this procedure does not apply. Follow rather the instructions on this page, under the heading "If you forget your password."

Start in recovery mode. When OS X Utilities window, select

Utilities ▹ Terminal

in the menu bar at the top of the screen, not one of the items in the OS X Utilities window.

In the window that opens, type this:


Press the tab key. The partial order you entered will automatically end this:


Press return. Opens a window to reset the password. Close the Terminal window to get him out of the way.

Select the boot volume ("Macintosh HD", unless you have given it a different name) if not already selected. You won't be able to do this if FileVault is turned on.

Select your username in the menu option allows you to select the account if not already selected.

Follow the prompts to reset the password. It is safer to choose a password that includes only the characters a - z, A - Z and 0-9.


▹ Restart 

in the menu bar.

You should now be able to login with the new password, but will reset the keychain (empty). If you have forgotten the password for the keychain (which is normally the same as the password for the connection), there is no way to recover it.

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