I recently purchased a new MacBook Pro (the L7), which required a fairly large amount of reconfiguration of seven other Macs in our household). In the process, I took an original MacBook Air and made it into a family machine available in the family room. Thinking ahead, even if not very coherently, I decided to erase most passwords and all credit card / bank account information from it (two teenagers in the house).
- I use Dropbox and Password's key chain to synchronize machines.
- I thought I has both deleted and disabled Dropbox on that machine before beginning;
- Alas, I had not and now have lost hundreds of logins and all of my credit card / banking information. The latter is minor, I can just reenter. The former will require dozens of hous of working with customer support to regain web access to all of my sites.
- Unfortunately, the new MBP was running Time Machine for too little time to capture all of the logins.
- I have recovered the Agile Password from time machine on my prior work machine. When installed, it reports an error that is not in English (or any other known language) but seems to translate into "you are screwed".