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    Oct 20, 2010
    Deleted master password now it wont let me sign
    So i deleted my master password and when i reset the computer it asks for the password. Ive typed in passwords and it wont register them. Then it wants me to create a new one and that wont work. It says something about filevault too but i dont remember my filevault password. So i created a new admin account and i deleted login from the keychain and when i restart my computer i get a file with a question mark i think. Im trying to get on my old admin account too if that makes a difference. I appreciate the help (:

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    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2010
    What it says after attempting to get the password is type the master password to reset the users password to unlock filevault

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    Member Since
    Oct 20, 2010
    Can anyone help me out here

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    Member Since
    Feb 23, 2009
    21" iMac * 2.8 Ghz Intel Core i7 * 16GB 1333 Mhz DDR3 * 1TB HD *AMD Radeon HD 6770M 512 MB
    Have a little patience. It will probably take more than a few minutes or an hour for someone to see your post and find an answer for you, especially with such a complex problem.

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    Dec 22, 2006
    Texas, where else?
    15" MBP '06 2.33 C2D 4GB 10.7; 13" MBA '11 1.8 i7 4GB 10.10; 21" iMac '13 2.9 i5 8GB 10.10; 5s & 5c
    Personally, as messed up as you have that machine right now (and admittedly without full comprehension of the fragmented details you've provided), I would suggest:

    Option 1:
    Insert your OS X install disc, wipe the drive, format and do a clean install, writing off all data you have on that drive.

    Option 2:
    Purchase a new drive - use it to replace your existing drive - install OS X on it.
    Purchase an external case to put your old internal drive in. Connect it up to your Mac and see if you can salvage anything. If you used File Vault to encrypt your home folder, the odds of that without the password are slim and none.
    I cannot be held responsible for the things that come out of my mouth.
    In the Windows world, most everything folks don't understand is called a virus.

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    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac i5 2.7GHz, 16GB memory, OS 10.11

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