New iMac, password troubles

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by baxlobs, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. macrumors member

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    Hi, I am on a steep learning curve with my new iMac.

    The initial setup seemed to be going OK, but I was called away part way through.

    When I came back I had to login (fair enough) but the iMac resolutely refused to accept the password I had created and made a careful note of. :(

    After a search on this forum I manged to boot using Cmd-R and create a new password, however I got in a muddle with Keychain, and I now cannot do anything without a demand for the "Keychain" password popping up, which is obviously not the same one.

    I expect I have done something wrong but would be grateful if someone could point me in the right direction.
     
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    justperry

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    You might try repairing keychain, keychain first aid is in the menu under kechain access.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Follow this to reset your Keychain.

    On your original problem, could you have accidentally turned on CAPS lock? Passwords are case sensitive and that may have messed you up.
     
  4. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for reply, I found that, the verify and repair run OK, but there did not appear to be any password set for that user!

    If I try to do anything else I still get this request for the keychain password, I seem to be in a loop. :confused:

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    Thanks, that link has sorted that problem, I did check the Caps lock idea but it wasn't that.

    I just need to find out why none of my contacts etc have transferred from Outlook.

    I will get it right eventually.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Do you still have access to the Outlook machine? Just export the contacts as a VCF file as explained in the "workaround" section of this page. Then you can import the VCF file(s) in OS X Contacts.
     
  6. thread starter macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I have failed to get any Outlook data across so far. I re-ran the Migration assistant as I thought I had cleared some of the directories the first time and that might have meant that MA could not find the Outlook data. This made no difference.
    I have looked at your suggestion, but the Microsoft page is not clear to me. What is "Entourage"? I tried exporting the vCards in an e-mail to myself, and this message is in Mail. I then tried to "Import" into Contacts, but all that happened was that a page of stuff appeared that had no relation to any mail message or list of contacts.

    If you hall further I would appreciate it.
     
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    Weaselboy

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    Microsoft Entourage is their Mac version of Outlook.

    So you have the VCF file of exported contacts from Outlook? Save that file from the email to your Mac desktop. Then go to Contacts and in the File menu click import and point to the VCF file on the desktop.
     
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    Thanks for that, I have finally managed to get all my contacts into Contacts. :D

    There will be other problems no doubt waiting in the wings, however to have a quick elegant machine on my desk is wonderful.
     

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