Problem displaying Wi-Fi passwords in Network Preferences and Keychain

Discussion in 'macOS' started by makurious, Apr 30, 2012.

  1. makurious macrumors newbie

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    Apr 30, 2012
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    I have always been able to click "show password" in my network preferences in order to find a wi-fi password that has already been entered into that computer. Now when I click the box, the characters are displayed as asterisks instead. When I check the keychain, I get the same results. I click "display characters" and the characters are displayed as asterisks. This is a very recent development and I have not been able to find any dialogue about it.

    Does anyone know what is going on? I asked a friend to check his computer, and he had the same results, so it is not just mine. I am not looking for other solutions to finding the passwords -- I would like to know what has changed and if there is a way to change it back.

    Thanks for the help.
     
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

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    Have you tried running Keychain First Aid to verify or repair the keychain?
     
  3. makurious thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Apr 30, 2012
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    I'll give that a try -- but even if there is a keychain error, it does not explain why the network preferences are showing asterisks.
     

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