Recover FileVault

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by mattgardlik, Jul 23, 2004.

  1. mattgardlik macrumors newbie

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    Recently, I spilled water on my TiBook, and it has gone to laptop heaven. The harddrive was OK, and I removed it and placed it in a USB enclosure so I can have access to the files.

    My question is: Does anyone know if there is a way to mount the sparseimage that FileVault uses to encyrpt a users home directory on a different computer?

    For the faint of heart, don't worry, I backed up all my important data the Friday before my fatefull spill. There are just a few files it would be nice to get back.

    Thank you,

    Matt
     
  2. Jason_Bryan macrumors regular

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    After you have housed the disk in the external caddy double click on the file to open it, it will ask you for your password. I have a copy of my home folder on an external firewire disk as I find it the easiest way to keep my work consistent between my PowerMac and iBook.
     
  3. Horrortaxi macrumors 68020

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    FileVault is just like any other disk image. After you mount the drive, navigate to your protected home folder and double click it. Enter your password and you're in.
     

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