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  • 1.  Location of encrypted VM password in Keychain?

    Posted 18 days ago

    Hi, I had saved my password in my Keychain, and make it remember it, but I didn't write down the password. VMware Fusion is now asking me for the password of my encrypted VM I don't have.

    Where can I find my saved generated VM password in my Keychain? All I see is my saved passwords for Safari and iOS apps. 



  • 2.  RE: Location of encrypted VM password in Keychain?

    Posted 18 days ago
    Edited by Technogeezer 18 days ago

    Open the Mac's  Keychain Access app.

    Look for item(s) named "VMware Fusion encryption" in the login keychain. There will be one item for each VM you have chosen to save the for.  You can find the right item by clicking on one of the items and looking at the "Where" field that's displayed at the top of the Keychain Access window.  The "Where" field points to the VM that the key is for.

    Double click on the item to open it, click the check box next to "Show Password", and enter the login keychain password (the password to your user account) to display the password.



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  • 3.  RE: Location of encrypted VM password in Keychain?

    Posted 17 days ago

    Thanks for the reply. I opened keychain app and choosed to open the keychain instead the password from settings. I was so confused yesterday.

    Sadly, the password of my old VM was not saved, it only shown the password of newly created VM. Not sure what went wrong. I'm going to start over again




  • 4.  RE: Location of encrypted VM password in Keychain?

    Posted 17 days ago
    Edited by Technogeezer 17 days ago

    Did you create the new VM with the same name and saved location as the original? I'm wondering if that wrote over the older saved password entry?

    Is there any chance that the old VM was created with Fusion 12.2 and you used the experimental vTPM implementation?  That feature was seriously broken - and one of the ways it was broken is that it did not tell you the encryption key it automatically generated or stored it in the keychain.



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  • 5.  RE: Location of encrypted VM password in Keychain?

    Posted 17 days ago

    No, I was confused about Keychain and created a new VM to see if the password was saved in Keychain or not. I'm only using Fusion 13.5.2, the password was forgotten after using VM for 3 days. But it's ok now, there was no important data in my VM