Thread: Keychain wont remember passwords
04-19-2007, 12:50 AM #1Keychain wont remember passwords
I backed up my passwords/keychain files by copying them and then deleting them because I sent my computer in for repairs. However, now it wont remember passwords (yes, even when I check the box "save my password in keychain" or whatever). What settings should I check to fix this problem?
04-19-2007, 03:41 AM #2
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Have you tried KeyChain First Aid?
04-19-2007, 02:13 PM #3
Checking keychain configuration for Matt Basile (user ID=501)
Home directory is /Users/mattbasile
Checked login keychain
Permissions incorrect on ~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain, should be -rw------- , they are -rwx------
Permissions corrected on ~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain
Checked default keychain
Checked keychain search list
Checked contents of /Library/Keychains/FileVaultMaster.keychain
Checked contents of /Library/Keychains/System.keychain
Checked contents of /System/Library/Keychains/X509Anchors
Problems successfully repaired
thats what happens when I do "repair" under keychain first aid
04-19-2007, 10:30 PM #4MacHeadCaseGuest
Hmm Maybe you need to run Apple's Disk Utility to repair disk permissions first, then repair the Keychain. Looks like there is a problem with disk permissions.
04-20-2007, 12:42 PM #5
04-20-2007, 01:46 PM #6MacHeadCaseGuest
Have you tried the most obvious, re-importing the keychain files? In case you didn't know how, launch Keychain and under the menubar go to File -> Import... and navigate to the files, even if you dropped them back into the Keychain folder after you got your Mac back from repairs.
04-20-2007, 01:53 PM #7
04-20-2007, 02:02 PM #8MacHeadCaseGuest
Because by copying and then deleting them, you broke the link between the files and the app, me thinks.
04-20-2007, 02:11 PM #9
04-20-2007, 02:12 PM #10MacHeadCaseGuest
04-20-2007, 02:14 PM #11MacHeadCaseGuest
Ok well check out to see if it is entirely fixed before resetting the Keychain.
*You posted at the same time I did* :flower:
04-24-2007, 04:08 AM #12
04-24-2007, 06:18 AM #13MacHeadCaseGuest
Well I'm sorry, I just don't have any other fixes in mind.
Unless another member comes in here to help and save the day, I'd say to you to go and post your question at Apple Discussions and if someone there comes up with a fix, it would be cool if you posted the solution in this thread. This situation could happen to anyone of us here and it would help us all out a whole lot.
04-24-2007, 11:15 AM #14
well, the other day I deleted the "filevaultmaster" keychain and then today made a new one with that name. That fixed it for about 10 minutes until I started up safari and it said something about that keychain being moved/deleted and then it automatically made one called "login" and I think so far that one might be working. If not I'll go to the apple discussion page
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