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lamarpismo

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in theory seems easy enough go to time machine get a last of sept date find keychain and go from there copy etc--how do I find keychain? then what?copy restore? and is there a last of sept keychain also stored in the cloud? and can I get it from there?- so, new version of safari, empty keychain, need to restore from time machine. how do I specifically find it on time machine and then what? thanks ...sounds simple, so far not-
 

appltech

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You should look in ~/Library for /Keychains folder.
Then restore on your Desktop.

Proceed to your /Keychains and rename it (let's say Keychains_old)
Then restart your Mac.
Afterward you can try to access that data (sure thing if you know the password)

There is 2nd way:
Boot to Internet Recovery Mode –> Restore From Time Machine (so you'll have the exact state of your Mac when the backup was finished)
 

lamarpismo

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backgourd ...safari was corrupted ...apple tekkie and I reloaded Catalina AND OS ...so no more keychain..I understand I may be able to get the backup keychain from time machine from a week or so ago- that is what I am trying to do if I do as you say I will be looking at my present empty keychain---CORRECT??? I want it off of my time machine a week or so ago and to do a restore copy paste however it is done- sorry to be so thick but new stuff for me thank you very much-
 

appltech

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Sorry. Missed from the previous reply

After you renamed your original keychains folder then move the restored one to ~/Library, then restart.

After that, you should be able to access your Keychains content
 

lamarpismo

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Sorry. Missed from the previous reply

After you renamed your original keychains folder then move the restored one to ~/Library, then restart.

After that, you should be able to access your Keychains content
ahhh got it.thank you sorry for the confusion...meanwhile safari is hosed again blow off won't close out..had a great senior advisor I am going to suggest to him we reload the entire time safari was ok before they did the usual updates..thanks..
 

NoBoMac

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Copying the old Keychain will probably not work.


iCloud Keychain or Setup Assistant is best bet.
 
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