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I have an encrypted disk image for which I know the password. When I try to mount it, it doesn't prompt for a password, it just shows a dialog saying "the disk image failed to mount" because of an "authentication error." This morning I/the Apple Genius deleted my default keychain. Is there a way to get it to prompt for my password, or did I lose the encryption key (and hence all access to the dmg) with my default keychain?

solved it: went to the Keychain Access app's preferences and hit "reset my keychain." then the dmg requested a password, as usual.


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