Ran main menu and now my keychain is gone

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ChrisAbalos, Aug 2, 2005.

  1. ChrisAbalos macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Today I ran the application MainMenu and now my keychain is gone. Im not really upset about the passwords being gone, but now i cant make another keychain at all. When i run keychain first aid it gives me this error when i verify:
    "Error: login keychain not found
    Unable to get info for ~/Library/Keychains/login.keychain, reason: No such file or directory"

    And when i repair it gives me this error:
    "Error: login keychain not found
    Repair terminated unexpectedly"

    if i try to make a new keychain it says "error occoured while trying to make a new keychain"

    I have no idea what to do, any ideas?
     
  2. rakka macrumors newbie

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    #2
    Hi,

    What version of MainMenu was this?

    Thanks.
     
  3. Mitthrawnuruodo Moderator emeritus

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    #3
    If you use Finder and navigate to ~/Library/Keychains/ (where ~/ is your users home folder) is the login.keychain file actually in there or is it gone?

    Also, you said you ran MainMenu, excactly what were you doing, just starting it up, trying to Authorize it with the authorizing script or running any of the maintenance tasks?

    Edit: Just ignore me and listen to the developer... :D
     
  4. ChrisAbalos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok, i seemed to have fixed the problem. Although im not so sure it was mainmenu. I dont know what else it would have been though because it happened right after i used it and no other applications were running. Heres what happened: (btw, it was mainmenu 1.4.4 and im on tiger 10.4.2)

    I ran spotlight and did a search for .keychain files.... it found a file named login_renamed.keychain in the trash. At first i tried putting back into user/library/keychains, but that didnt work... it wasnt until i renamed it back to login.keychain and put it into the system/library/keychain folder that it worked. I then was able to run a repair on the keychain and my login.keychain file in my user/librar/keychain appered again.

    Like i said, i have no idea if mainmenu is capable of doing somthing like this out of error or not. I do know for sure that it wasnt anything i did and that it had to have been an OS error or an application that did it. I figured i would pass the info along.

    I really like mainmenu though, im kinda hoping that it wasnt mainmenu that caused this..
     
  5. rakka macrumors newbie

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    #5
    Glad its fine now.

    Could you explain which tasks were run, prior to this happening?

    Did you cancel a required restart, by any chance?

    Thanks.
     
  6. ChrisAbalos thread starter macrumors newbie

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    i cant recall exactly what all i ran, but come to think of it, i may not have did the restart. I think i clicked the "restart later" because i was gonna run more stuff then restart after everything was ran. I may not have remembered to restart after that. Would that have an effect like this?

    if i had to guess what i ran it would be the following:
    Disk permissions
    Clean Logs
    All of the clean caches
     
  7. rakka macrumors newbie

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    Yes, that might happen. That's why it states that it is highly recommended that you restart when required. :) Someone just requested that a "cancel" button be implemented, and I added it.

    So if you follow my advice, and restart when MainMenu suggests to, you should have no problems.

    Thanks a lot.
     

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