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    Jun 29, 2012
    Recovering MacBook Pro from Time Machine Back Up
    When I hold down Command + R to enter recovery mode in OS X Lion I attempt to recover my laptop from my external hard drive. When I do though it asks for my password for my encrypted external hard drive. When I enter it, however, it tells me that the password is incorrect. To verify that it is correct I restart my mac and log into it. From there I get prompted again for my external hard drive's password in order to unlock it for a back up. I enter the password and it unlocks it proving that my password is indeed correct, and it is only wrong when I enter recovery mode upon restart. If you could please help me figure out what is wrong with my password when I try and use it in recovery mode that would be great!

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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    Are you using FileVault2 to lock the external hard drive or some other encryption scheme?

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