HT201088 I am considering starting Family Sharing.  Should I set up a new Apple ID for the Family Sharing or should I use my personal Apple ID?

I am considering starting Family Sharing.  Should I set up a new Apple ID for Family Sharing or should I use my personal ID?

On your Mac, try to access your gmail account. There should be a link you click for "Forgot My Password". Click it and try to retrieve your password.
 Cheers, Tom

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