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Keychain Problem!

208 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 30, 2006 1:30 PM by Sijmons RSS
Chris Tsuchimoto Level 1 Level 1 (45 points)
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Apr 30, 2006 10:09 AM
I was in Keychain Access and was attempting delete some of the old passwords that I don't use anymore. I didn't know that it was the wrong thing to do at the time, but I highlighted on one of them and selected File Delete, which was a big mistake.. To my surprise, the entire keychain was gone. It was login.keychain. Luckily, I backup Personal Data & Settings to my iDisk. I was able to restore it.

I have a couple of questions. After the restore, I noticed that there are 2 System Keychains and they appear to have the same things in it. Should there be 2 system keychains?

I also noticed that MicrosoftIntermediateCertificates keychain is locked and when I try to unlock it and enter my password, OS X Tiger won't take accept it. The password works with the other keychains, but not MicrosoftIntermediateCertificates. Is this by design? I have never accessed this before and it bothers me that it won't take my password.

Thanks in advance for any replies.
Windows XP
  • Sijmons Level 4 Level 4 (2,090 points)
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    Apr 30, 2006 1:30 PM (in response to Chris Tsuchimoto)
    Chris,

    Which file exactly is duplicated?
    Library/Keychain/user?

    I have the MS cert too, hasn't been touched for 2 years from the last modified date (well, I rarely install an MS program) but the behaviour is as you describe so it's probably normal. Could have been installed when I registered for a .Net passport, seems about two years ago that I did that.
    PB G4 17, 1.5 GHz, 1 GB ram, Mac OS X (10.4.6)

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