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I have reset my OS X Lion Keychain by mistake. Is there any way to restore the Keychain content from Trash?

I'm asking this because I do find a Keychain Access icon in the Trash Bin. It would be a big help since the reset seems to have wiped out all the certificates.

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Well, if you have a keychain in your Trash, just right-click it and put it back. Or move it to ~/Library/Keychains. –  slhck Oct 15 '12 at 11:51
I did a search with Finder. There doesn't seem to have any directory named Library in my OSX 10.7.5.. –  Stanley Oct 16 '12 at 3:15

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The Library folder where your keychains are stored is hidden by default.

First, quit Keychain Access.app.

Open Finder and press Shift Cmd G, then enter ~/Library/Keychains. Here, rename the existing default file, and drag your original file back from the Trash.

Restart Keychain Access and you should see your old one restored.

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Thanks for the answer. I have exported the keys/certificates from my home computer and imported to the office computer where the Keychain was lost. But your solution should also work since I can now find the Library folder... –  Stanley Oct 16 '12 at 20:16

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