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I tried turning off file vault so I could use migration assistant to transfer files from my old hard drive to my new hard drive. Except it wont let me turn off file vault as it says I need 89 GB of hard drive space to do so. well I dont have that much space only 5GB as I have a late model 2006 mbp with 100 gb hard drive. Any ideas thanks!
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I'd suggest buying an external drive large enough to be a back up drive for your new Mac. First use it with your old Mac to make a SuperDuper! bootable clone. Boot your old Mac to that clone and turn off filevault. Then attach it to your new Mac and import.

Here's a tutorial.

And then don't use filevault on your new Mac (or on the new drive).

If you're just tring to get it onto a new drive you're planning on putting into your existing Mac, the SuperDuper! Clone is still the way to go. Then just change out the drives.

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