Ubuntu Kansas LoCo Reset Default Keyring

Brylie Oxley brylie at gnumedia.org
Fri Dec 18 12:36:24 GMT 2009

Here are the steps to reset the password for your default keyring:

1) Open up a Terminal from the Appications menu:
Applications >> Acessories >> Terminal

2) Type the following line in the terrminal:
rm ~/.gnome2/keyrings/login.keyring

If you are having trouble with the Terminal, try the following method
which uses the Ubuntu file browser instead:
1)Navigate to your Home Folder:
Places >> Home

2) View all hidden files/folders:
Press ctrl-h for "hidden files"
Hidden files and folders start with a "." (e.g. ".gnome2")

3)Locate and delete the current ".keyring" file:
Navigate to .gnome2 (folder) >> keyrings (folder)

4) Delete "login.keyring" (file)

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