Restore website passwords after clean install

Discussion in 'macOS' started by inarush, Oct 31, 2016.

  1. inarush macrumors member


    Sep 20, 2016
    Ann Arbor MI
    Hi all,

    Let's say I have dozens of website passwords originally typed in Safari and stored on my keychain. Now let's say I want to clean install my macOS Sierra and afterwards I want to restore all passwords to avoid the hassle of (remembering) and typing each of them.

    Doing that in Chrome is really easy - I just have to login on the browser and sync the passwords. But how can I do the same in Safari?
  2. bcave098 macrumors 6502a


    Sep 6, 2015
    Northern British Columbia
  3. rshrugged macrumors 6502a

    Oct 11, 2015
    A way -- if you don't use the iCloud aspect of Keychain, you could navigate to the relevant, user folder which contains the Keychain data, copy it to an external source, then use that to replace the clean-install's Keychain data.

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