Apple's trademark for features of the Mac OS X operating system involving encrypting computer data for security purposes

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How has it suddenly become so much faster to wake OS X from “safe sleep”?

Because I'm super paranoid about security, I configure my MacBook to always "safe sleep" and destroy its FileVault key on entering standby: $ sudo pmset -a hibernatemode 25 DestroyFVKeyOnStandby 1 ...
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Filevault makes my external HD inaccessible on OS X but still works on Ubuntu

I'm running OS X El Capitan 10.11.3 I have an external drive with 2 partitions. 1 partition is for Time Machine while the other is for storing my data (Volume name is Data). So a few days ago I ...
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how safe is an HDD encrypted with filevault?

I have a macbook pro and I want to encrypt the whole system with filevault. My question is now, how secure are my data for removing hard disk from device and mount it in an external case? For ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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Where does OS X keep the FileVault password during reboots in an upgrade?

For security concerns, I wonder how it would be possible for an OS X upgrade (e.g. from Mavericks to El Capitan), to reboot my Mac multiple times without asking me for my FileVault 2 password? I ...
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FileVault account sticking around after account deletion

I have file vault encryption turned on. I created a second administration account on my computer and on boot up my main account stopped showing up (before most of the OS has booted and it's asking for ...
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My Apple Magic Mouse never works on login screen when no one is logged in (first time I turn on my MBP)

as described in the title: My Magic Mouse works perfectly when: At least one person will log in At login screen but only when someone is still logged in (When I'll press Control ⌃ + Shift ⇧ + Eject ...
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Recover deleted filevault2 partition

I accidentally deleted my partition with my main OS. The partition is FileVault-encrypted. I formatted the hard drive while starting from an external OS X. I am using Mac OS X Yosemite. I still know ...
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How (in)vulnerable is OS X to encryption ransomware?

These days, malicious software seems to be infecting Windows computers, encrypting their data against their will, and asking for a Bitcoin ransom in exchange for the encryption key. In order for ...
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Lost hard drive space to Boot Camp

Boot Camp caused ~200 GB of my 750 GB HD to disappear and I cannot re(un)-partition it through Disk Utility and when I try to reformat the storage through the terminal using: diskutil cs resizeVolume ...
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Can I enable FileVault and then partition my hard drive later?

I just bought a 2014 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I updated to El Capitan today and when it booted up for the first time, it asked me if I wanted to enable FileVault. I chose not to because I wasn't ...
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How to create a new partition on FileVault disk on MacOS

I have a 500GB disk on MacOS encrypted with FileVault 2. I have successfully resized the disk to 250GB. Now I want to create another partition to install another MacOS on the 250GB free-space of the ...
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Does FileVault 2 encrypt keys in sleep mode?

I have an early 2015 13" MacBook Pro running OS X 10.11.2 and I'm considering enabling FileVault 2. I realize that the disk is always encrypted, even when the machine is in use and only parts of it ...
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FileVault: How come a new user can log in without disk password?

I thought I had enabled full volume encryption on my OS X 10.9.5 MBP. Then I created a new user and when rebooting, this new user is able to log in without knowing the password for the disk. The ...
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Selling old MacBook. Best way to clear HDD?

I'm selling my current MacBook (2011 MPB). Since purchase I have had FileVault enabled (Mac OS X Snow Leopard), thus making me think that I can merely clear the data and not worry about having to ...
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Decrypt an external hardrive FileVault

Recently, I had an accident with my Macbook Pro. I dropped water on it and the motherboard is now dead, which means my Macbook Pro is also dead. Hopefully, the hard drive isn't damaged. When I plugged ...
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I erased the partition where Windows 10 was previously installed. How can I merge it with my OS X partition?

So I started up Disk Utility and erased my BOOTCAMP partition and set the format to OS X Extended (Journaled). This is how my partitions look like now: As you can see, I have a BOOTCAMP partition ...
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Why is the “Encrypted” format not available in the list when erasing a USB flash chip in Disk Utility?

It shows up for normal, external hard disk drives. Is there a way I can force it to encrypt? The installed OS X is El Capitan.
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How to disable the Guest account on OS X El Capitan

About a couple of weeks ago, the Guest user account was automatically enabled on my Mac running OS X El Capitan (by itself, without me enabling it). Now, whenever I start my Mac, I am greeted with a ...
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White font on grey pre-boot login screen in Yosemite

I am using OS X 10.10.5 with Filevault2 enabled. Since recently the pre-boot login screen has a white font, as opposed to the black one I had before. Since I use a non-retina Macbook (MBP mid 2012), ...
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Encrypt home directory only

I have a shared computer that is primarily for my use, but occasionally when I'm out of the office others would like to use it. These others require Administrator access to be able to install ...
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Is there a way to encrypt data on iCloud?

I currently use Backblaze for online backup. I am thinking of switching to just storing all my documents on my iCloud drive. With Backblaze, you can set an encryption key. Without this key no one ...
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Auto login with FileVault in El Captain

When using File Vault on El Capitan, is there any way to disable the Auto Login, so when you start up it loads straight away without needing a password. If not, then is possible to set it so when you ...
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Headless Mac mini: Share Screen + FileVault

At the office we have a Mac mini that will be used to run a Teamcity agent. It is a requirement from our security department that we enable FileVault on this machine. I will also need to manage ...
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Filevault Stuck Optimizing

When I enabled filevault on Yosemite 10.10.5, it went through the whole process of encrypting, and then it changed to "Optimizing." It progressed to 86% and seems to be stuck there. For about 24 ...
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MacBook Pro (late 2013) w/ Yosemite & FileVault won't boot: LCD light only, no other activity

After lid-sleeping my machine with ~10% battery left, a few hours later, attached to AC power, it would not wake from lid-open, keypress, or short power-button-press. After doing a ...
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Drive does not stay mounted

I created an encrypted RAID 0 disk following Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? on a WD My Passport Pro $ diskutil cs createLVG TimeMachineLVG disk5 Started CoreStorage operation ...
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FileVault: What exactly is the optimizing step about?

After enabling FileVault on El Capitan the partition is encrypted in a first pass. After this phase is complete a second optimizing phase is starting which takes considerably longer than the first ...
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Decrypt with FileVault

I recently turned FileVault off because I really saw no need for it on my home computer (Mac Intel i5 16GB RAM w/Maverick). However, I noticed when I tried running Mac Booster 3 (a ...
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How to use File Vault 2 with 2 HDDs with the home directory on the non-boot hard drive

I have 2 hard drives on my Mac and I encrypted both Drives. My home folder was growing so I moved it off to the second hard drive. But the only drive decrypted before login is the boot drive. As such, ...
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Viewing the progress of a corestorage revert operation?

I'm in the middle of migrating to some newer hardware, and to make this a little bit easier on myself, I'm decrypting my hard drive on the older machine. To do so, I've run: diskutil corestorage ...
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Apple's “sparse bundle” format documentation

I have on my hands a corrupted disk drive with a legacy FileVault image (.sparsebundle directory) and want to attempt to recover it. However, publicly available information I could find on this ...
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Bluetooth mouse won't work on FileVault 2 machine until after login

On a machine with FileVault 2 enabled, my Apple Magic Mouse does not work until after I log in. After login, the mouse works and I can tell from IORegistryExplorer that /System ...
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How to reset the Master Password without current password on OS X?

This is not the user or admin login password. Running OS X Yosemite 10.10.5. To set or change the Master Password first click on the gear (1) and a new dialog box will open (2)
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Mac OS X 10.10.5 - How can I get remote access with Apple Screen Sharing with an activated Apple FileVault

I'm a developer and work from home. At home I use an Apple MacBook Pro. At work I have a Mac mini with OS X 10.10.5 and FileVault enabled. This machine is on and booted to the login screen. Other ...
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Mac OS X 10.10.5 - How can I encrypt only my home folder without Apple FileVault

How may I encrypt my home folder without using Apple FileVault? Is it possible to create an image of the user folder with DiskImage and mount that as home folder? How to make this. PS: I can't use ...
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Time machine backup or File Vault encryption of encrypted disk image

I have a small encrypted disk image on my Mac (Yosemite), containing account numbers, tax reports and such. I created it using Disk Utility, from folder, which I subsequently safely deleted. I am also ...
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Sleeping mode and start up inconsistens behaviour

MacBook mid 2012, no retina, OS X 10.10 When I close my MacBook it should go into sleeping Mode (I dont know if it does, it seems like there are several "sleeping modes") When I open it again some ...
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How to setup FileVault2's language?

I've installed OS X (Yosemite) in a different language and now the initial login screen (FileVault2 pre-boot environment) is set in that language. How can I change it?
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RAID + FileVault and startup partition

From this answer: Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? I learnt that it is possible to have RAID and FileVault together. However it seem that the solution is for a separate data volume not ...
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I included emoji in my password and now I can't log in to my Account on Yosemite

I wanted to check if it's possible to use emoji in a password for my Account on OS Yosemite. It worked but I didn't realize that the login screen has only native keyboards, so I can't type emoji ...
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How to enable FileVault after upgrading SSD on a MacBook Pro with no Recovery Partition

I have been using a 1 TB SSD with my 17" MacBook Pro Early 2011. With the recent availability of 2 TB SSD's, I wanted to upgrade to the larger size. I have upgraded my HD several times since I ...
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How to monitor progress of disk decryption in recovery mode

As the title states, I am decrypting an external drive using Disk Utility in Recovery mode, and would like a way to know the progress or completion as well as any errors. Is there a known way to do ...
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Can't re-enable FileVault after growing `system` partition

I recently disabled FileVault in order to grow my system partition. This ended up being rather more complicated than expected, but it worked out in the end. Now that I have resized the system ...
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OS X 10.10 File Vault - Restore from Time Machine Backup

Just for my curiosity and knowledge, from a Software and Hardware stand point prospective, if for any reasons I can not retrieve my Mac File Vault Password and luckily I have a Time Machine Backup ...
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How to prevent storing the WiFi password on the recovery partition?

I always wondered how my Mac could connect to the internet when the recovery partition is booted and my main system partition is locked (filevault2). Some googling revealed today (e.g. here, here, ...
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If you put a Mac in Lost Mode while FileVault is enabled, does it prevent OS X reinstalls?

Apple's documentation on Lost Mode doesn't say a whole lot about what the finder of the Mac will be able to (or unable to) do with it. Especially if FileVault is enabled. For example, if I lose my ...
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Temporarily set non-iCloud password; now both temporary and iCloud passwords required at startup

My Yosemite MacBook Pro is normally set to use my iCloud password. Taking it in for service to the Apple store, they suggested I create a temporary password, which I did by going to Users & Groups ...
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My Macbook's FileVault has paused in the middle of decryption. How to unpause it?

My Macbook's FileVault is paused (I am trying to DECRYPT my drive) and does not continue even if I connect it to the charger. Does anyone know if the procedure that is described at FileVault Stuck on ...
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Stop prompting to unlock disk

I have two hard disks on my 2012 Mac Mini. The first disk is partitioned with Mac HD and Data HD. The second drive has OS X Public Beta and Windows partitioned. I want to prevent OS X on my main disk ...