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Old Jun 9th, 2016, 09:41 PM   #1
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Why does Mac Mini lose login info overnight?

Every now and again my 2 yr old Mac Mini loses my login info for most of my sites that I visit regularly. Things are fine when I shut down at night but in the morning, they are gone! I know I dont deliberately do anything to cause this!

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Old Jun 9th, 2016, 10:22 PM   #2
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You'll need to check and maybe change your various user and application settings for whatever OS X version you're running, but why shutdown every night and just put your Mac to sleep instead.
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Old Jun 12th, 2016, 08:22 PM   #3
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Every now and again my 2 yr old Mac Mini loses my login info for most of my sites that I visit regularly. Things are fine when I shut down at night but in the morning, they are gone! I know I dont deliberately do anything to cause this!

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Wouldn't that depend where the login information is stored for individual websites?

I just finished looking at about a dozen websites where I have set up automatic login - either completely including password for non financial sites or everything except password for more critical sites.
They all worked fine for weeks but when I accesed ehMac via a bookmark, all my login information was gone - user name as well as password.
So I would classify this as an ehMac issue not a Mac Mini issue or a browser issue (I use Firefox on all sites now)
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Old Jun 12th, 2016, 08:35 PM   #4
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Are you clearing your browser history automatically when closing?
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No I dont clear browser history before closing. krs do you have this problem with FireFox? I use Safari. I mentioned it's a Mac Mini just in case that was relevant to this issue.

I can go along for months accessing various sites that require login info, all from bookmarks, with no problem, then one day, all the login info is just gone! I have no idea why this happens.

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Old Jun 12th, 2016, 09:46 PM   #6
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Maybe check to see if any program is running periodically to do some kind of disk maintenance. It would be running all the time so maybe look using Activity Monitor to see if the name jumps out at you.
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Where do I find activity monitor?
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Maybe check to see if any program is running periodically to do some kind of disk maintenance. It would be running all the time so maybe look using Activity Monitor to see if the name jumps out at you.


+1.
I was just about to post the same thought, maybe some "mac cleaning utility" doing some sort of occasional or scheduled "cleanup".

Maybe even something running as a daemon and sitting in the users daemon folder or somesuch name somewhere.
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Old Jun 12th, 2016, 10:42 PM   #9
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No I dont clear browser history before closing. krs do you have this problem with FireFox? I use Safari. I mentioned it's a Mac Mini just in case that was relevant to this issue.

I can go along for months accessing various sites that require login info, all from bookmarks, with no problem, then one day, all the login info is just gone! I have no idea why this happens.

Thanks
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I have the problem sporadically like with ehMac last time I accessed the site but not this time when I accessed ehMac.
So for me I don't think it's either the browser or the Mac.
I use a Mac Mini as well by the way.

Something like that, if it's intermittent, is really hard to track down.
I just give up and make sure I have the login information written down somewhere in case I need it.
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+1.
I was just about to post the same thought, maybe some "mac cleaning utility" doing some sort of occasional or scheduled "cleanup".

Maybe even something running as a daemon and sitting in the users daemon folder or somesuch name somewhere.
Was going to say, this sounds a lot like Clean My Mac running on a schedule.
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