Filevault ,what to do

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by 50L, May 22, 2014.

  1. 50L macrumors regular


    Mar 2, 2014
    Hi friends,

    I used Filevault on my macbook pro that recently broke down.

    When i'm connecting the old hard drive ( with filefault on it) to my new macbook pro with SATA to USB there happens nothing, no screen pops up to put in the password
    Note : I do have the Filevault code but I cannot enter it anywhere,

    Is my only sollution to mount the old one in my new macbook pro to put in the code? Since my macbook is all new now I don't like taking it apart
  2. AndyK macrumors 65816


    Jan 10, 2008
    Pretty sure you have to boot from it to unlock it. They might have tools at an AppleStore, but I'm not 100% sure.
  3. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    Attach the drive then start Disk Util and look in the File menu. You can click Unlock there and enter your password and that will open the disk for you to browse as you wish. There is also an option on that same menu to unencrypt the drive.

    What you posted is wrong and has absolutely nothing to do with OP's problem. What you posted is from the old Filevault used in Snow Leopard and does not apply here. So much for your one second Google search.
  4. silvetti macrumors 6502a


    Nov 24, 2011

    I take it back then :)

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