safari autofill?

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  1. theipodgod16 macrumors 6502

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    safari used to store my password and login name for yahoo mail, this site, amazon, among others. Now, i had to reset safari, and it wont even give me an option to store the password! i've trashed the com.apple.safari file, i've reset the browser, i've trashed and redownloaded the program, ive reinstalled the program, nothing works!! it doesnt ask me if i want to store the password anymore. i went in safari prefs, and all three boxes are checked under autofill. i have panther and safari 1.2.
     
  2. realityisterror macrumors 65816

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    try this:
    Safari --> Preferences --> Autofill Tab
    Edit button next to "Usernames and Passwords" --> Remove All

    make sure the middle checkbox is checked on the autofill tab...

    reality
     
  3. theipodgod16 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    yup did that already. still wont prompt me.
     
  4. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    Maybe your keychain is corrupt? Safari won't prompt you to store passwords etc. if your keychain isn't valid, because doing so would only corrupt it further. Here's my suggestion for fixing this problem: Log yourself out and log in as another administrative user (or create a new account for this purpose), navigate to your keychain in your regular user's Library folder, and move it somewhere else in that user's folder (I'd suggest Documents as a temporary storage location). You will need to temporarily change the permissions on some of your regular user account folders to do this - just change them back when you are done. After that, log back in as your regular user account and see if Safari recognizes your new keychain and starts adding items to it. If it works now, you can delete the old keychain file. If it doesn't work, you can put the keychain file back (reversing the procedure used to move it) because you know that the keychain wasn't the cause of the problem.
     

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