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I can’t open Keychain Access (the system keychain) to modify; it freezes when I try to open it. How can I fix this problem?

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Would you mind posting all the lines of (it resides in /Applications/Utilities) which have "Keychain Access" into it? Anyway I'd repair the Disk Permission to begin with (Go to /Applications/Utilities/Disk, click on your HD, and then click on "Repair Disk Permissions".) – Gio Aug 5 '11 at 7:00
I can into Keychain Access,and there are "login" ,"PrivateEncrypedDatak" ,"system" inside.And I can't open the "system" – LeonPak Aug 5 '11 at 7:51
Are you still having issues after graham's advice to run the usual keychain first aid steps ? – bmike Sep 4 '11 at 10:58
It appears as if the Op has abandoned this topic, but I am currently struggle with what I think is the same issue. After a reboot, I get an indeterminate amount of time before the Keychain stops working. When I am able to get into it, the First Aid reports no problems. Disk Utility also reports no issues with the drive. The next time it happens, I can post some Console logs here, unless I should open a new question... – Kirk Feb 10 '12 at 22:06
@Kirk You should ask a new question and link to this one. That way, you can accept an answer as correct. – CajunLuke Jun 13 '12 at 3:17

Keychain Access: Keychain First Aid

As you can open Keychain Access, first use its first aid to verify or repair:

screenshot of the 'Keychain First Aid' menu menu option in Keychain Access

As commented, it's also good to use Disk Utility to verify or repair permissions. Also (not specific to this question) take the opportunity to verify the integrity of your startup volume.

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