Deleting all the Keychains for a specific user

Tags mac

Summary

How to delete the Keychains for a user without deleting the system Keychains.

Environment

MacOS  

Directions

This can fix a lot of Keychain issues but will remove ALL saved passwords in Keychain.

  1. Have the user log in to their account.
  2. Open up Terminal.
  3. Change to the Keychains directory: cd /Users/user/Library/Keychains
  4. Delete all the regular files: rm -rf ./*
  5. Delete the remaining files that start with .f: rm -rf .f*
  6. Log out: exit
  7. Reboot the machine.

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Details

Article ID: 2623
Created
Fri 5/29/20 2:07 PM
Modified
Tue 12/19/23 2:10 PM