Safari keychain problems.

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  1. ThomasShaped macrumors regular

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    Safari keeps giving me popup windows saying a keychain can't be found. It's only just started doing this but it's really annoying. Could it have anything to do with the fact I installed a new flash player? That's the only difference I can think of.

    Also on another computer it keeps asking for a password to access the keychain. It only does this on one user account though. Any assistance is gladly accepted!
     

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  2. ThomasShaped thread starter macrumors regular

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    ARGH.


    Sorry for double posting.
     

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  3. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Have you repaired permisisos? Flash is known to screw them up.
     
  4. ThomasShaped thread starter macrumors regular

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    Hah. Don't know why I didn't think to do that. I think that's it fixed, thanks!
     
  5. DavieBoy macrumors 6502

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    You probably need to reset your login keychain. I have had to do it a couple of times. Sometimes you need to go through the steps twice.

    this just came from macworld to my email this morning.

    Mac 911 Tip of the Week

    Reader Adam Goetz has gotten himself into a passel of trouble in regard to his Mac's keychain. He writes: "I've changed my account password multiple times, and along the way of changing all my passwords I forgot what my keychain password is. Is there a way to reset the keychain access password?"

    There is, but the following instructions may not provide the solution you're looking for.

    Launch Keychain Access (found in the Utilities folder within the Applications folder), choose Preferences from the Keychain Access menu, and in the General tab click the Reset My Keychain button. As the text below this button indicates, this creates a new, empty keychain that can be opened with your current Admin password and saves a copy of your old keychain. From this day forward, passwords will be added to that new keychain.

    It's quite likely that, at this point, you're muttering "Dude, I want access to my old keychain and the passwords it contains, not a new keychain!" to which I'd mutter right back "Do you really want a keychain so insecure that any joker with a Mac tips-and-troubleshooting blog can reveal how to crack it open with a piece of string and steely gaze?"

    No, you don't. Therefore, the answer is to start fresh. Should you need those old passwords, search back through your memory and try every darned password you can recall in the hope that one of them unlocks your old keychain.
     

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