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Hey guys, long time no post.

I used to save my usernames and passwords because I'm the only one using my MacBook, and I was able to do that successfully before. But for some reason today (well, actually long ago; I just minded it now), it won't prompt me to save the passwords anymore; and it doesn't even display the ones I saved before.

I ran OnyX and removed all of the autofill forms, history, and cookies. Still nothing worked, so I backed-up my bookmarks and uninstalled Safari completely; then reinstalled from my Mac OS X install disc. The same incident happened. Safari still doesn't prompt to save my username and password.

What do I do? Please help me! Thanks!


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Can someone please jump in here??


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Have you checked Safari Preferences?

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Yes I have. The autofill webforms on usernames and passwords are checked.


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Hey, anyone there? Please help me!


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Heeeeeeelp?


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Have you tried the "Reset Safari" option in the Safari menu?

How about deleting the Safari folder in your ~/Library directory? You'll probably want to export your bookmarks before doing that.
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Yeah, I tried resetting Safari but nothing happened.

I'll try your second suggestion then I'll hit back. Thanks.


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Unfortunately, still; nothing happened. I resetted Safari, deleted all the caches and autofill info (there weren't any of those existing anymore), and I even tried reinstalling Safari from the install disc before.

Nothing happened. WHAT IN THE WORLD SHOULD I DO!?


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So Safari does not ever ask you to save Passwords? I was going to suggest something wrong with the Keychain, but if Safari is not even asking, I doubt it's that. I have never seen your exact issue. Only issues saving due to the Keychain being messed up.
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Which OS X version are you using? Number please: not OS X Tiger for example.
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So Safari does not ever ask you to save Passwords? I was going to suggest something wrong with the Keychain, but if Safari is not even asking, I doubt it's that. I have never seen your exact issue. Only issues saving due to the Keychain being messed up.
When my MB was new, it asked if I should save the passwords or not; and I did save them. It doesn't anymore, though. I think it started since I downloaded the Mac OS X update changing the version to 3.0 BETA. I didn't like the 3.0 version because it kept crashing that's why I reinstalled Safari from the CD. Since that happened, I don't think Safari ever asked for passwords anymore.


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Which OS X version are you using? Number please: not OS X Tiger for example.
I'm using the latest build of Tiger. The number is 10.4.11.


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Just curious, have you tried deleting the safari.plist file? There are 3 of them here in Leopard in Username, Library, Preferences. Look for com.apple.safari.plist in that folder.
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I just tried, and then reset Safari again. I signed on to Friendster and it didn't prompt me to save the username and password.

*sigh* I wonder what's wrong..


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