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50L

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Mar 2, 2014
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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

http://i59.tinypic.com/2igykit.jpg
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
 

AndyK

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

Weaselboy

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Jan 23, 2005
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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

http://i59.tinypic.com/2igykit.jpg
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

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.
 

silvetti

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Nov 24, 2011
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Poland
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.


I take it back then :)
 
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