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Java Keytool Keystore Password Reset

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Hi, I'm trying to generate a self-signing key using Java Keytool but I'm getting following error:

C:\Users\spark>keytool -genkey -keyalg rsa -alias tstkey
Enter keystore password:  abc123
keytool error: java.io.IOException: Keystore was tampered with, or password was
incorrect

I previously created a keystore password, but I can't remember what it was. I deleted my JRE and JDK and reinstalled but I had no luck. Is there a way to reset the password? Where is the keystore file located?
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you need to create a new keystore
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Hi I'm getting following error when I used the example from above link you provided:

C:\Program Files\Java\jdk1.6.0_19\bin>keytool -keystore myKeystore -keypasswd se
cret -genkey -keyalg RSA -alias mycert
keytool error: java.lang.RuntimeException: Usage error, secret is not a legal co
mmand
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Leave out the word 'secret' - it has to prompt you for it
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Thank you. Can you also tell me how to delete the certificate and keystore I created?
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Just delete the directory from the filesystem
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Ok Thanks
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