How to Transfer All Keychain Passwords To 10.11 from 10.6?

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by macbook_21, Dec 24, 2015.

  1. macbook_21 macrumors regular

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    I have a macbook 2008 with 10.6.8 and have cloned everything to an external drive.

    When I hook up the external drive to my macbook air with 10.11, however, I can't access any of the keychain data from the 10.6.8 drive.

    How do I transfer the passwords from 10.6 to 10.11 keychains? Right now, I'm entering a few important passwords manually. Thanks.
     
  2. zhaoxin macrumors regular

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    I think you can upgrade you 10.6 to 10.9. Then you can use iCloud keychain to sync your passwords. 10.9 is the minimum OS X version that can use iCloud keychain.

    I am not a keychain expert. So maybe there are other better options.

    I just read the keychain manual. There is exporting that you can use to manually export you keychains.
     
  3. e93to macrumors 6502a

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    Have you tried copying Keychain folder in Library from 10.6 to 10.11?
     
  4. macbook_21 thread starter macrumors regular

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    I think the macbook early 2008 only supports up to 10.8. I'll check.
     
  5. zhaoxin macrumors regular

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    According to wiki:

    The full list of compatible models:[7]

    • iMac (Mid-2007 or later)
    • MacBook (13-inch Aluminum, Late 2008), (13-inch Polycarbonate, Early 2009 or later)
    • MacBook Pro (13-inch, Mid-2009 or later), (15-inch or 17-inch, Mid/Late 2007 or later)
    • MacBook Air (Late 2008 or later)
    • Mac Mini (Early 2009 or later)
    • Mac Pro (Early 2008 or later)
    • Xserve (Early 2009)
     

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