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Mac Time Machine: Does my disk store password in Key Chain or have no password?

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I plug my disk into my El Capitan MacBook and it starts backing up, with no request for passwords. So, I need to find if I have none assigned OR if there is none.

How?

And if I want to remove the pw from the keychain, how do I do that?

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by:John Hurst
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On my iPhone SE (6s) Keychain only backs up to iCloud. You cannot see what is in it. I expect the MAC implementation is the same.
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Unless you chose the option to encrypt the backup, there is no password:  https://support.apple.com/kb/PH18852?locale=en_US
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Actually, I noticed it IS encrypted...

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In that case, you can probably find the password by opening KeyChain Access on your Mac.
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Keychain Access is found in /applications/utilities.  You can delete the password from within Keychain Access.
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