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Unable to Disable FileVault in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

Unable to Disable FileVault in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I want to disable FileVault on my home directory but when I try it the preference pane will freeze for some minutes and than report that I need 65 GB additional free space in my home directory. Now the strange thing is that Finder reports 30 GB free space in my home directory but 120 GB free space on my boot disk. What can I do to disable FileVault?

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Guest [Entry]

"You need the space so that it can decrypt your data, as far as I understand it. I use FileVault but I've never actually thought twice about it.

With that premise, I would go about moving larger files out of my home directory elsewhere, and I would guess that they would be decrypted along the way.

If I'm wrong, please feel free to correct me."