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Question: I got a new Macbook and set is up from time machine backup - now some keychain items are missing

I got a new Macbook and set is up from time machine backup. Some keychain items (webpage passwords at least) are now missing in the new computer. Luckily my previous Macbook (still running Yosemite) is still working so I have access to the missing passwords, but it's not ideal solution.


Also I noticed that the at least some of the missing passwords are not found in my iPhone either. Maybe this is iCloud syncing issue with Keychain?


I have no idea where to start solving the issue, any help?

MacBook Pro (15-inch, 2017), macOS High Sierra (10.13.1)

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Nov 12, 2017 7:36 PM in response to henrialfa In response to henrialfa

I have heard (but have not confirmed) that Time Machine will not back up encrypted Keychain entries unless you chose to encrypt the backup. Read this Discussion for context: Re: Time Machine: backup Safari passwords without using Keychain?


In any event you will need to provide those passwords again, unless you want to create a new, encrypted Time Machine backup of your older Mac, and restore from it. That will be time-consuming, but so will entering your passwords again.

Nov 12, 2017 7:36 PM

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