Dont_Steal_Mac_OS_X.kext

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  1. macbooker15 macrumors 6502

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    I have accidentally moved this file to the desktop (Stupid i know). The computer will not boot without it because it decrypts files with the SMC password. I have tried to use Single User Mode to move this file back to the System/Library/Extensions/ But I cannot remember the exact filename. Can some one tell me exactly what that filename is and give any tips?
     
  2. alphaod macrumors Core

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    Boot from an external drive or the install disk, use Terminal and move it.
     
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    /System/Library/Extensions/Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext (spaces, not underscores).
     
  4. macbooker15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    *moves files and crosses fingers*

    EDIT: Nope, still no booting...any other hints?
     
  5. hanschien macrumors 6502

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  6. macbooker15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    can some one tell me the correct permissions please? and if its not too much trouble, how i would use chmod to fix the permissions?
     
  7. hanschien macrumors 6502

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    After you boot into single user:
    /sbin/mount -uw /
    cd /System/Library/Extensions/
    chown -R root:wheel "Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext"
    chmod -R 755 "Dont Steal Mac OS X.kext"
    reboot
     
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  9. macbooker15 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    You just saved my life. I was considering restoring a week old time machine backup, which wouldn't have been ok because I have 2 reports due tomorrow. This is why I love this forum.

    Calderone: Sorry about getting Ninja'd! Thanks for helping though!
     

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