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Accessing 10.8 encrypted drive in 10.6

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kosmro Calculating status...
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Nov 26, 2012 2:51 AM

I have just recently done a clean install of Mac OS X 10.6.3, removing the OS previously on my MacBook, which was Mac OS X 10.8.2.


Before I did so, I ran a backup to my External HDD, however I have discovered that the HDD was encrypted, and 10.6 won't even try to mount it.




Is there a way to access my external HDD to get my files, or do I have to use a computer running 10.8?

MacBook, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), 2.26GHz C2D, 13" Screen, 4GB RAM
  • baltwo Level 9 Level 9 (59,180 points)
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    Nov 26, 2012 1:11 PM (in response to kosmro)

    FV2 isn't recognizable by SL, so you'll need to restore ML or use another machine that can mount the volume.

    27" i7 iMac SL, Lion, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2), G4 450 MP w/Leopard, 9.2.2


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