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  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    I unlocked the library and gave me permission to access.


    FYI the sparcebundle say that it was last modified on April 30 2009.

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    I unlocked the library and there is nothing in it.

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    I double clicked on sparceimage and got the password access window and got afraid so I clicked on details and it showed diskimage helper

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    Sorry hit the solved button but not solved. I am stuck at the password window.

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    entered password and got a WARNING window

    the following disk image failed to mount

    sparcebundle has no mountable file system

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Is this the PW window for logging into that old account, the the PW window for trying to mount the sprarseimage from the good account?

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Whew, we might be dead in the water.

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    I clicked on the backup files and they seem to be accessible from where I am.  What do I do they look like a list of dates

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)


  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    Again I missed one of your windows.  I used the password to when I double clicked on sparcebundle.  I cannot even remember if I logged out and tried logging in again.

  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Let me ask up in the Lounge for some expert help with this...

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    THANKS.   I looked into the backups and the dreaded red circle appears:


    I have this:





    under lacie



    under this folder SusanF iMac

    then the back up folders

    each back up folder has



    Sueron - this has the red circle


    Hope this helps

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    Dear BDAqua:


    I need to leave for the evening and tomorrow is the Jewish Food Festival and I am and east coast girl living on the west coast that needs a hot pastrami on rye and some potato pancakes badly.  I really appreciate your help and putting up with all this.  I am out of ideas and have gone through the drawers and notebooks  and files looking for hints to unlock filevalut


    What I found is that for years there was no password the login was to hit return.

    Then I found something that said there is no password for File Vault somewhere along the way either the master password and the home account password was only to hit return.  Then I added a real user password and why it should suddenly create and error with the FileVault system I cannot expain. 


    So I am off to have that cocktail and will check in sometime tomorrow and try to resplve this again.


    What good is a back up system that I can't access?  I cannot say but I will not be doing it this way again.


    Thank you and the saga continues.



  • BDAqua Level 10 (122,276 points)

    Hi, got this so far...


    Impossible to tell what's going on.  I'd recommend the Genius Bar, assuming there's one anywhere in the area, but wonder if legacy File Vault is so old, they won't know much about it.


    Sure does sound like the sparsebundle is corrupted, though. 


    Perhaps a try to repair it (the one on the internal HD) would be in order?  If it can be mounted, drag it into DU's sidebar to repair?  That works on TM sparsebundles.

  • TracyCV Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you and the lounge for taking a look at the issue.  I ate way too much at the food festival and could not think about work.  In your reply you wrote: "Perhaps a try to repair it (the one on the internal HD) would be in order?  If it can be mounted, drag it into DU's sidebar to repair?  That works on TM sparsebundles."


    I am not sure what DU or TM are referring to.  Sorry the MAC acronyms are not my forte.  I was a nextstep person in the early 1990's then a pc person up until I got my MAC Book.   So the issues that occur with my client have never happened to me.


    THANK you so much for giving me an education.


    There is a MAC store about 25 minutes away and I can call them but I think they are too young to know about this issue.


    Tracy CV