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i use metamask chrome extension with testRPC to do my testing

now metamask have over 20 dead accounts just sitting there in the list

my question how to you clear loose unused test accounts from Metamask

  • Perhaps some day they'll add a "Remove Token" button? – John Jan 8 '18 at 1:51
  • I have a related question. I restored my account with seed but lost other accounts. How do I access them? – imo Jan 9 '18 at 18:52
  • Question: Does the method provided by TripleSpeeder delete your accounts with funds in it? – mus-kaya Jan 10 '18 at 19:11
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To clear all extra addresses:

  1. Take note of your 12 word seedphrase if you intent to use the same addresses again
  2. Make sure your account is locked (Click "Lock" in top right menu)
  3. In the unlock screen, click "Forgot password"
  4. Enter your 12 word seed phrase
  5. Set a new password (or use the same you used before)

Now only the first account is visible.

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    My first thought was to scoff and say what a ridiculously bad UI.. however, on second thought, I suppose it's good idea that they don't let you accidentally delete your money that easily. – flakes Jan 23 '18 at 6:49
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    @flakes ok, not easily makes sense, but having to delete all accounts if you just want to remove a couple doesn't make any sense – Adil Jan 23 '18 at 16:16
  • "Now only the first account is visible." You might as well just reinstall the plugin. It's a horrible UI. Of course reinstall the plugin only after saving the private keys (or JSON files and passwords) to all your used accounts. – zylstra Feb 19 '18 at 21:50
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    Now, a year later, is it any better? – Walter K Aug 30 '18 at 20:23
  • horrible extension, would never use Metamask if I didn't had to but users request it – Nulik Apr 21 at 20:33
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Siple way is to uninstall plugin and install again - it worked for me

BACKUP YOUR SEED PHRASE FIRST !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    Note that will also clear all your transactions. – Paul Razvan Berg May 31 '19 at 8:21
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I don't think you can - MetaMask currently doesn't have very advanced ID management.

A recent thread on Reddit, I believe involving certain MetaMask devs, had this to say:

If you are uncomfortable seeing too many empty accounts, (after securely backing up your seed phrase with redundancy) you can re-generate the wallet from seed and only add as many as you prefer. (You may also want to back up private keys individually for good measure before doing anything drastic.)

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