8 Replies Latest reply: Jul 4, 2013 11:35 AM by BDAqua
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Hi all,


I did an incredibly stupid thing today. I went an deleted (dragged to the trash, but did not empty it) the filevault sparse bundle image in my user directory and went and shutdown my Macbook. After a reboot, I could not log in.


Is there a way to recover from this situation?

 

(same problem as: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/1974761?threadID=1974761&tstart=60)

 

I looked at the suggested solution on: http://support.apple.com/kb/TS1278

But I have a Macbook air without dvd drive or even a install DVD.

 

Does anyone havea solution for this part of the problem?


MacBook Air, iOS 6.1.4
Reply by BDAqua on Jun 27, 2013 3:38 PM Helpful

Hello, hopefully this will at least allow you to boot into a new admin account...

 

Reset OS X Password Without an OS X CD...

 

http://theappleblog.com/2008/06/22/reset-os-x-password-without-an-os-x-cd/

 

Admin Hack...

 

http://www.hackmac.org/?q=node/4

 

Starts up like the first time you buy a new Mac, but after filling in all that info again, you should have access to the computer and the other Users & files will still be there... give the new User a different name than an existing one.

Reply by BDAqua on Jun 27, 2013 11:38 PM Helpful

Whew, Filevault was a good idea gone terribly wrong from the start.

 

Acoup;e of things that may help move ir back...

 

Show Hidden Files 1.0...

 

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/29096/show-hidden-files

 

Hidden Way is a toggle for hidden files view in Finder...

 

http://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/25716/hidden-way

 

Show hidden files in OSX Finder

 

Open the Terminal and type or copy/paste:

 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool true

 

Reverting to the default of NOT showing hidden files:

 

defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles -bool false

 

*Restart or Force Quit Finder required to take effect.*

 

http://www.apple.com/downloads/dashboard/developer/hiddenfiles.html

 

http://www.burobjorn.nl/blog/?p=96

 

Finder Force Quit, or restart required to take effect.

 

Might try BatchMod, it's much better/easier than the Finder for recursive Permission changes, but careful, it's powerful...

 

http://www.lagentesoft.com/batchmod/index.html

 

ONLY recommended to show ehere that ./Trash file is.

 

Solving Trash Problems...

 

http://thexlab.com/faqs/trash.html

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