Dec 12, 2009

Resetting Your Keyring

For those of you who have forgotten your keyring password and are annoyed at the apps like Empathy and Ubuntu one who insist on using it, you can reset it by deleting your keyrings folder:
1) Go to your Home Folder
2) In the address bar type ~/.gnome2/ (if you don't see the address bar, click the little icon with the paper and pencil that has a tooltip like "Toggle between ...")
3) Delete the folder called keyrings

Next time you run a program that wants to use the keyring you will be asked to type a password. This password doesn't have to be the same as your regular password.

If you are comfortable with a terminal, the command is:
rm -r ~/.gnome2/keyrings

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