5 Replies Latest reply: Dec 7, 2012 3:02 PM by MacLinds
MacLinds Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

hi there,

I recently did something dumb and tried to clear space on my hard drive by deleting some folders that I wasn't sure of the purpose. After this when I tried to log back into my computer I got the Filevault needs repairing you can't access message.


thankfully due to some threads on this webpage I was able to regain access as a different user. I have read write access to the sparsebundle. My old files and photos are still on the corrupted sparsebundle and will not mount.


I have tried quite a few commands and have got the error message (when I click on the sparsebundle image), operatioon not supported by the socket


When I try to use disk utility to fix the problem I get 'no mountable file systems"


I have also tried going in as root user.


Does anyone out there who is savvy with this stuff know how I can retrieve all those photos.....


Many thanks,

MacBook (13-inch Late 2008), Mac OS X (10.5.6)