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    how to turn off file vault
    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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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '14 1.8 i7 8GB 10.11; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.11; 6S
    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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