Shortly before my MacBook Pro (16-inch, 2021)‎ died, I'd backed it up onto an external drive. Post death, I wasn't able to get any files off of it, so I bought a new MBP.

Most of my important info is already in the cloud, and I can cherry pick any other files I need. But one has eluded me: Safari knew the passwords my various web accounts, and I'd like to get them back from the external drive.

So the short question: is there a file I can copy over from the external drive to my MBP such that Safari will once again be able to give me the passwords to my web accounts?

  • If you were using iCloud Keychain on the old Mac, then all you should need to do is sign in to iCloud and make sure it's enabled.
    – Linc D.
    Sep 10, 2023 at 20:30
  • "most of my important information is already in the cloud"... how are you backing THAT up, and have you tested being able to get THAT back? Sep 10, 2023 at 20:46
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    Does this answer your question? Where does Safari store passwords? Sep 10, 2023 at 20:47


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