Filevault and how to disable

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hathornb, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. hathornb macrumors member


    Mar 1, 2010
    I have a question regarding Filevault. I've decided that I don't want to use Filevault anymore. I tried to turn it off but I don't have enough hard drive room to decrypt all of my data on my hard drive. I have a lot of pictures and movies store on the hard drive. Can I move all of my media to an external HDD and then disable Filevault and bring them back onto the iMac's HDD? If so, how?
  2. JediMeister macrumors 68040

    Oct 9, 2008
    These steps are for 10.4, and I haven't checked them for factual accuracy but you can give them a shot: here.

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