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I have searched the forums and have read numerous things about problems with File Vault, but cannot seem to find my problem. The problem that I have is I turned File Vault on and I cannot turn it off. It has one simple request; it wants 4,074.8 gigs of free disk space to create a copy of the home folder, where can I get this type of disk space? Or better yet, is there a way to turn File Vault off? Thanks for your help
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I have searched the forums and have read numerous things about problems with File Vault, but cannot seem to find my problem. The problem that I have is I turned File Vault on and I cannot turn it off. It has one simple request; it wants 4,074.8 gigs of free disk space to create a copy of the home folder, where can I get this type of disk space? Or better yet, is there a way to turn File Vault off? Thanks for your help
yeah this si simple to turn off, but if you do you might remove the password security of your machine: Go to System preferences and in Security there is an option to Turn Off FileVault.
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Biturbo V12 AMG
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just empty the trash. the trash can will look empty but go to finder and empty trash. then that should solve your 4 terabyte space needed.
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just empty the trash. the trash can will look empty but go to finder and empty trash. then that should solve your 4 terabyte space needed.
That seemed to fix it, thanks biturbo. It is odd how simply emptying the trash allowed the action to be performed. Thanks again
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Excellent! It was a trash problem!
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tisha
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Excellent! It was a trash problem!
I'm having the same problem - i need 4090 gigs to turn off the file vault. i've emptied the trash, but the problem still persists.
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Try secure emptying the trash Finder -> Secure Empty Trash

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Try secure emptying the trash Finder -> Secure Empty Trash
i did that, but i still need 4000+ gigs to turn off file vault!
are there any other possible solutions aside from erasing my hard drive?

thanks.
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Biturbo V12 AMG
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try one last time Restart the computer then empty the trash... if it says nothing to empty make a file and then empty it and try to turn file vault off. if that does work call apple tech support or visit your apple store.

rule #1 on macs should be-dont play with filevault unless you need it
rule #2 dont mess with voice passwords on any computer lol
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