Revert to previous keychain?

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  1. keysofanxiety macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Hi MacRumours,

    I stupidly reset my password through recovery partition and clicked 'Create new keychain' on login. Now my iMessage/emails won't work ... is there any simple way I can set the old keychain back to being the default so that all my previously saved passwords will work again?

    Thank you!
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Do you have the old keychain perhaps backed up somewhere?

    You would need the file login.keychain from the folder below from your backup. ~ is your username.

    Code:
    ~/Library/Keychains/
     
  3. keysofanxiety thread starter macrumors 604

    keysofanxiety

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    Good evening Weaselboy, thank you for your response. I tried re-adding the login.keychain file through Keychain Access, however upon restart it kicked up the good old keychain password error. So I gave up, deleted all of the folders from Keychains in Library and restarted - only a few things to reactivate for iMessage etc. My own stupid fault so I won't be making that mistake again. So all fixed I suppose, nothing more to do.

    Again I really appreciate you taking the time to respond. Best wishes!
     
  4. Weaselboy Moderator

    Weaselboy

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    Glad you got fixed up. Keychain for sure is not well documented and very confusing. :)
     

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