keychain is lost

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by magikpants, Oct 25, 2003.

  1. magikpants macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2003
    After about the second time that I rebooted my G4 (dp 450 Mhz w/640MB SDRAM) after upgrading to Panther, my computer is unable to find my keychain. It also lost all of my preferences for the Dock, and all of my applications.
    This happened the next time that I started up the machine after turning on the File Vault. Does anyone have any ideas on how to recover my settings, my keychains, and all of my recent e-mails?
  2. Richter macrumors member

    Sep 22, 2003
    this same thing is happening to me & only started today. I've had Panther since launch.
  3. snahabed macrumors regular


    Sep 14, 2002
    New York, NY
    This is happening to a lot of people. Happened to me. First time in a decade that I was cursing Macs. Lost tons of preferences, my iTunes library, dock stuff, keychain, etc.

    I turned FileVault off IMMEDIATELY. Luckily I use .mac Backup every week, so I had a fairly recent Keychain and iTunes library to restore. If I didn't have these, I would have punched my cinema display, thrown my G4 off my balcony, and taken an uzi to apple headquarters.

    SO unacceptable that FileVault is doing this. Apple needs to do a software update IMMEDIATELY to disable FileVault while they bloody fix it.
  4. magikpants thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 25, 2003
    I'm with you!
    I was lucky enough with my contacts and caledar, as I had backed up all of that on my palm, and thank god that all of the folders in my "on my mac" in mail were saved, but I ended up losing about 100 e-mails in the whole ordeal just because no one seems to have truly tested the Filevault application.
    Oh well!:eek:
  5. cb911 macrumors 601


    Mar 12, 2002
    BrisVegas, Australia
    well if your Keychain is lost, why don't you try looking for it?

    and haven't you heard? FileVault is safe, secure and speedy!:D:p

    so secure in fact that if you could build a machine that could recover a DES key in a second, it would take that machine approximately 149 trillion years to break the FileVault encryption!! :eek: bet ya didn't know that!:D

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