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I recently encountered an issue where a very important (and non-resettable) password was deleted from my iCloud Keychain. All of my OSX-based keychains are backed up via Time Machine, but I realized there is no backup for iCloud Keychain data.

Is there a way to do this? Even a method for literally printing the passwords (on paper) would be acceptable.

  • for me location /Library/Keychains does not contain an iCloud.keychain file – Saad Masood Aug 1 '16 at 14:10
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    still looking if i can copy the file somehow. – Saad Masood Aug 1 '16 at 14:10
  • I lost years of wifi passwords after an AT&T technician convinced me that I would be able to get them back from iCloud after an iOS "Reset Network Settings". – Brian Topping Aug 13 '16 at 21:49
  • I found this while idly skimming through old posts... apple.stackexchange.com/questions/137250/export-keychains - any good? – Tetsujin Sep 9 '16 at 13:51
  • Maybe you can roll back to an iOS backup, then enable keychain sharing on both ends, then reveal the password on the Mac. – Harv Sep 21 '16 at 8:02

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