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Can you turn off  "Keychain"

1735 Views 5 Replies Latest reply: Nov 3, 2007 8:35 PM by taiboo RSS
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Nov 3, 2007 8:08 PM
It is annoying me, I go into keychain and keychain first aid, but every-time it prompts me for a password, i type it in, it tells me it is incorrect.

Can i make this go away?

imac, Mac OS X (10.4.8)
  • Monotone Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2007 8:23 PM (in response to taiboo)
    You could delete your keychain and then re-login to your account. This will effectively create a blank keychain which is synced to your login password.

    Your keychain is located at:

    Macintosh HD/Users/#USERNAME#/Library/Keychains/login.keychain
    MacBook (2.0ghz Core 2 Duo), Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Douggo Level 4 Level 4 (2,730 points)
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    Nov 3, 2007 8:25 PM (in response to taiboo)
    Keychain stores your passwords for applications to access when needed, such as checking for mail or syncing to .Mac, logging onto file servers, etc. Attempting to disable it would make your situation even worse. If you're getting password errors for your Admin account, boot from the Leopard installer disc and choose "Reset Password" from the Utilities menu. Follow the prompts to re-enter your Admin account password. You will likely get prompts initially after restarting for your passwords as Keychain rebuilds its list.

    MacBook 2GHz C2D; G4 MDD Dual 867: 1.25GB RAM; 3 HDD's, Mac OS X (10.5), Pioneer 111D; Radeon 9800Pro (flashed); 20" Cinema Display; 30GB iPod Photo
  • Tom Ziegmann Calculating status...
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    Nov 3, 2007 8:27 PM (in response to taiboo)
    You can reset your Keychain by going into Applications/Utilities/Keychain Access and then clicking on the Keychain Access menu and then clicking on Preferences. In Preferences there is an option called Reset my Keychain. Click that and it will reset your keychain and the password errors should go away.

    15.4" MacBook Pro (2.4 gHz, 160gb HD), Mac OS X (10.5)


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