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    Keychain problem
    I made the stupid mistake of deleting some plist files by mistake 2 months back and I am still paying for it. I had to reinstall most of my applications because the settings became permanent and I couldn't change them. Now it's my keychain access that's creating problems. I am not able to save login settings anymore. Keychain does not save passwords or login details like 'remember me' anymore. It doesn't accept new passwords even in my messengers. I even tried going directly to keychain to add passwords for webpages, but no use. Someone please help me with this.
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    Somebody pls
    change is what makes the world go around

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    Start off here.

    Mac OS X 10.4 Help: Solving problems with keychains

    It's the same in 10.4, 10.5 & 10.6.
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    I changed everything in that keychain. Even created a new default login keychain, not working Can someone please help me out with this??
    change is what makes the world go around

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    Well, it's an extremely rare occasion I recommend this with OS X, but since none of us have any idea what sorts of files you deleted from it a couple of months ago, I'm gonna have to go with backing up your data and reinstalling the OS.

    A full clone back up via FW, reinstall and migrate can be done in 2-3 hours max.
    Much less time than you've probably already spent trying to fix all the issues.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    I agree to some extent.
    I would only do a partial restore from the backup!

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    My only problem is, once I reinstall the OS, how do I get all my passwords back from Keychain from the backup?
    change is what makes the world go around

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    Back to my old 2.2GHz C2D MB after selling my MBP and wondering what my next Mac will be :)
    You don't want anything back from there, which is why I say partial restore from backup..... Apps, music, movies, photos, docs.
    Write down the passwords you need before you do a clean install, and add them as you need afterwards from scratch.

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    Okay, alright. Thanks
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    Just a question, before I reinstall. Doesn't Apps include Keychain too? I don't wanna reinstall and migrate only to find out that I have migrated my old Keychain back.
    change is what makes the world go around

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    I have never done a migration since I use cloned back ups. But, I would say no, Keychain is not an app per se. It is a part of the OS and would not be imported by an application and data only migration.
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