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accidently just deleted keychain references, how do i recover

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accidently just deleted keychain references, how do i recover them?
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Mac
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.



Do you have any backups for your machine?


When you deleted them did you just drag them to the trash and empty the trash?


Let us know



Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I unfortunately dont have any backups on my machine. I think i just accidenly clicked "Delete Keychain references" or "Delete Keychain references and files". I didnt drag them into the trash however. Now there aren't any secure notes anymore, which are the most important thing for me to recover.
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
and i didnt empty trash, the trashcan wasn't full after i accidently clicked the button.
Expert:  Claws224 replied 8 years ago.



If you dont have a backup or time machine file then I am lost in regard to suggest as I dont believe a data recovery software will help with this situation, I am going to opt out and see if another Mac expert who knows more about this can step in.



Expert:  Flagbridge-MAC replied 8 years ago.
If you have done nothing else you your keychains file (i.e. created a new one by adding new passwords, then you MAY be able to recover the deleted file.

Try THIS software in DEMO mode. (for free)

The file will be named something like users/myuser/library/preferences/keychains/login.keychain

If that does not find it, then you are out of luck for a low cost solution.

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