My first (major) problem with my Mac
I love my Mac. I love the software it runs. But I just ran into a problem that appears to be blatantly obvious, and yet, it happens.I was trying to fix the networking problem between my Windows and my Mac; the problem was that, sometimes, I couldn’t modify files on Windows from my Mac over the network, and sometimes I could. Someone recommended, from an online forum, that I run Keychain First Aid, and so I did. I used the Repair option to repair my keychains. What it did completely baffles me. It deleted my login keychain (or so I thought), which contains all of my passwords that I save on my computer, for applications (such as for my instant messaging client). So, whenever I restarted my computer, each program would always ask me to type in the password once again, and again, and again – on every startup. After poking around a bit, I found that the keychain still existed in ~/Library/Keychains, where I suppose all of the user-created keychains exist. I imported the keychain into Keychain Access, and all is well again.
Just to test the problem, I once again ran Keychain First Aid, and sure enough, the same thing occurred. The program removed all references to my login keychain, so I had to re-import it. Again, I don’t know WHY it does this, but it did. For some reason now, though, after playing around a bit, I have TWO System keychains (I should only have one; they both appear to be duplicates of each other, and I can’t delete either of them) and after running the Repair option again, my login keychain doesn’t disappear.
If someone could explain what is going on, then that’d be nice.