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    MacBook Pro and keychain
    I just picked up a new MacBook Pro and Ive noticed a lot of the things from my iMac have shown up on their own..I like that. However, my keychain has not. Any suggestions on how to do that? It's probably staring me in the face and I just don't see it.

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    I think a bit more info would be helpful like how you got your old data "migrated" to the new MBPro and what your actual problem with the Keychain is.

    I'm not understanding what
    my keychain has not

    and
    I just don't see it
    actually refers to.


    PS: Are you still using your same old username and the same old password with the new MBPro???






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    I gotta tell you...I don't know how some things, such as contacts, calendar, and my books marks ended up on the MacBook. The MacBook keychain has none of the passwords that are on the iMac. I've looked thru a bunch of settings...but I'm a bit lost.
    Same user name and password.

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    Was the new MBPro brand new from an Apple Store or dealer or used, but "new" to you?

    Do you recall using Migration Assistant when the "new" MBPro was first turned on and booted??

    Do you have any backup from your previous Mac??

    If so, you should be able to recover what keychain info you need.






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    Brand spanking new. I'm not sure about migration assistant...seems like it must have been if some items transferred. I still have my iMac..any way to get just the keychain from the iMac?

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    I think that MA was not used. It's in the process now...I'll get back with the results...thanks

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    If you already had created an account on the new machine and THEN ran Migration Assistant, then MA won't put those old files into your new account, even if the account has exactly the same name. It will create a new account and put the files there. You'll have to move them to your account and then set the permissions so that you can read/write to the files in that account.

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    Bookmarks from what browser? If you were using iCloud to save your contacts and so on, signing in on your new Macbook would bring all of those along for the ride. The same goes for Safari and iCloud bookmarks..

    Keychain, on the other hand, is tied to your specific device and is not stored on iCloud and as such wouldn't automagically appear anywhere else. Using migration assistant will bring a lot of stuff from your old Mac to the new one including apps, documents and likely keychain as well..
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    I use Safari...there is a happy ending and a simple fix. My Keychain on the iMac was not iCloud enabled. Once I did that, Shazam, they're all there.

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    I'm delighted you got Keychain to sync. It is one of the iCloud options.

    But if I may return to an earlier aspect of your post:

    I got the impression that you opened your "brand spanking new" Mac, signed in with your Username and PW, then used your Apple ID to open iCloud - hence all the contacts and the rest.

    What I'm still unclear about is whether, at any time, you attempted to restore your settings, apps, email etc from a Backup (BU) source, e.g., Time Machine (TM)?

    If you did - when did you do this in relation to entering your Username and iCloud sync - beforehand, at the prompt "Do you want to restore from" - or afterwards?

    And if you did restore, by which method?

    I think that MA was not used. It's in the process now.
    This worries me - are you saying (or not) that you are now in the process of using Migration Assistant?

    These are key questions for you.

    Please post back.

    Ian
    Ian

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    I did not attempt to do a restore. I considered using Migration Assistant and even started the process,but after it calculated how much space it was going to use I canceled the process. I need to figure out if there is a way to limit what Migration Assistant actually transfers. I don't need/ want everything on my iMac on the MacBook. I also made an error when I installed the new ssd in the iMac and need to reduce the size of the partion I thought I needed...which now appears I don't.

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    This worries me - are you saying (or not) that you are now in the process of using Migration Assistant?

    I thought about this and also questioned the OP about this Ian and then realized that not all users need or even want all or even any of their old data.

    I have to admit it can sure save drive storage space and clutter!!!

    I had a lady client years ago who would get incensed if there was more than one email message left on her Mac. She didn't want her iMac cluttered up and as she said, she didn't bother keeping any of her regular post office mail, why keep some electronic versions??






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    I gotta admit, the MacBook is not going to be a workhorse. The old data is still on the iMac which isn't going anywhere. When Microsoft offers us another $10 deal on Office I'll get it and install it on the Macbook and still have access to documents in the cloud...I hope. This will mostly be for surfing while watching tv and going on vacations. I know it's overkill...but that's just the way I am...lol.

    Thanks for all of the help...I'll be back for more I'm sure.

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    When Microsoft offers us another $10 deal on Office I'll get it and install it on the Macbook and still have access to documents in the cloud...

    You probably don't even need to wait for Microsoft as you've probably got all or more than you need…

    See:
    http://osxdaily.com/2016/04/15/openi...-files-on-mac/
    or
    https://www.google.ca/search?client=...H_De8Aea7IK4Dg
    etc…





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    I know it can be done, but Office is what I'm used to, and at $10...

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