"A Keychain Can Not Be Found For Safari" help?

Discussion in 'MacBook Pro' started by bellapsyd, Jun 29, 2009.

  1. bellapsyd macrumors newbie

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    I'm sure this is a very basic question, but having just made the Mac switch a week ago...I am lost. when I did a forum search, I found out how to access keychains, but I'm not sure if I found something particular to my question- please forgive me if I overlooked something.

    I was downloading microsoft software last night and all of a sudden I began getting these little pop-ups that say "A keychain cannot be found for safari" with the option to cancel or reset to default.

    how can I fix this so it doesn't happen?
     
  2. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Go into Keychain Access Preferences and try resetting your keychain.
     
  3. bellapsyd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I've hit reset on the popup a few times- no avail.

    I just went into keychains access and did what you suggested- fingers crossed it works! thanks for replying!

    EDIT:

    still telling me a keychain cannot be found to store Safari. ugh. :( Any other ideas?
     
  4. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Ok, if reset my keychain doesn't work, then try First Aid.

    Keychain Access>Keychain First Aid

    From there enter in your password (if you have one set), click on repair and then Start.
     
  5. bellapsyd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^tried it! thanks! I am Still getting:

    "a keychain cannot be found for safari" or on sites such as my credit card payments "a keychain cannot be found to store xxxx"

    should I call apple?
     
  6. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

    iLog.Genius

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    Try this...

    userfolder/Library/Preferences/

    and move the file com.apple.keychainaccess.plist to your desktop and restart.

    Then go back to Keychain Access and reset it in preferences. Post back.
     
  7. bellapsyd thread starter macrumors newbie

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    ^ worked. THANK YOU!
     
  8. sravanam90 macrumors newbie

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    This step didn't work for me! - any further steps?
     

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