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Shortcut passwords lost Mac OS X and Fetch 5.5.3 (3 posts)
- Started 4 years ago by 8thPlanet
- Latest reply 4 years ago from 8thPlanet
I transferred my old files to a new Mac (OS X 10.6.3) and my shortcuts are all there, but the passwords are all missing. That about 150-160 and some would be tough to find again. I still have the "old" Mac with the System as it was. Is there a file/preference/whatever that I need to transfer to recover the passwords?
Scott McGuire Administrator
Fetch stores its password in the Mac OS X keychain (just like Safari does if you set it to remember passwords), so in order to transfer your passwords, you would need to transfer the contents of your Mac OS X keychain from the old Mac to the new Mac.
The Mac OS X Migration Assistant that moves data from an old Mac to a new Mac should move your keychain data, but perhaps you did not use it.
We have a help topic on moving keychains and passwords to another Macintosh which suggests several options for accomplishing this. If you need to use the step-by-step instructions for moving the keychain manually, you may want to stop after step 10 and see if Fetch recognizes your passwords. If not, you will have to proceed with the rest of the steps.
I tried to use the Migration Assistant but after letting it run for over two hours, it was still "calculating". I migrated by hand. I'll check out your keychain steps. Thanks John
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