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My uncle recently passed away, and I inheirited his Macbook Pro. My grandparents want the files off of the computer so that they can go through invoices and reciepts (he owned a business) and make sure everything was taken care of. I cannot access the files, however, because he password locked the computer. I plan to install a fresh copy of mountain lion anyway, so is there anyway to get into the files so I can transfer them to another computer? Thanks!

asked Jan 21 '13 at 18:25

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edited Jan 21 '13 at 18:39

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You might be able to access the files by taking out the HDD and putting it in a special container/connector (not sure how you'd call it) that you can then connect it to a different computer and access the files like just another HDD.

If that doesn't work I'd recommend going to the Apple Store and see if they can help you.

answered Jan 22 '13 at 08:08

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edited Jan 22 '13 at 08:09

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