1096 Views 4 Replies Latest reply: Oct 5, 2007 7:15 AM by cibothwell
Hi and Welcome to Apple Discussions.
Have you tried your Master Password? (IF you have set one up that is! - AND you know what the password is!)
Sys. Prefs. > Security > and check if you have set one up previously. - (It will say so in that box).
I hope that this works, as FileVault, if corrupted, is pretty much gone from your life.
Best of luck,
Apple link .. http://docs.info.apple.com/article.html?path=Mac/10.4/en/mh1909.html
Message was edited by: Bob'syourUncle
Hi - I hope you've re-gained access to your account. If not, try Disk Utility to repair files and permissions by booting from the DVD and see if that will re-set any errors in your password and sparse image file -(your FileVault folder).
Also, to correct my first post to you, you will have a Master Password, as this is necessary when you first set up FileVault. So, if you know this password, enter a wrong password three times to get the prompt for "reset password" along with any "hint" you may have created for your account password, click on "Reset Password" and enter the Master Password and see if this gives you the "open door".
Note that you may reset the Master Password but this will not allow you to then use this to gain entry, in other words, use the original Master Password!
Try this link, from a reply posted after yours - thanks to baltwo - don't know if it would apply to your password problems, but your issue may be due to the image being at fault rather than the password itself.
+Post feedback whether it works or not, as it is helpful to all as to what gets a result.+