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

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Has anyone turned off FileVault after it has completed?

I have a 1TB SSD in a 15" Mac Book Pro It took about 30 hrs to Encrypt, which during, the computer was virtually unusable. It just finished with that and now it says it is optimizing with 5 DAYS!!!! ...
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Is my Time Machine backup encrypted or not?

As you can see, I use Time Machine to backup on drive "Data" on "ZRH" which is a Time Capsule. To the best of my knowledge, I selected "Encrypt backups" when I configured this backup a few weeks ago. ...
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Unnecessary option when decrypting HDD before booting [duplicate]

I've just performed a clean install of OS X Yosemite 10.10.3 on my new hard drive. Before installing i formatted the disk as an encrypted drive. When i start up my machine now i get to select between ...
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Can one mount a FileVault 2 encrypted drive from Windows?

I encrypted an external drive with FileVault 2. Now it would be great if I could access it from a Windows PC. Is this outright impossible? I found no definitive answer either way.
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What is a locked hard drive, and how does it relate to encryption?

When I mount a Mac hard drive on another computer, I often get prompted to "unlock" the drive. What does this mean? Is a locked hard drive different from an encrypted one, or is "unlocking" just ...
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FileVault Doesnt Ask For Password At Startup

I have been previously using Mountain Lion and just got a new Mac with Yosemite. On Mountain Lion, when I turned my system on, I was presented a grey password screen to decrypt my hard drive. With ...
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Bootcamp and Filevault 2 boot to OS X before a restart allows Windows to load

I've got a mid 2011 MBA with Windows 7 running via Bootcamp. In Lion, i've enabled Filevault 2. Normally, when I turn my laptop on, I first enter the filevault password before the laptop boots into ...
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Change OSX encryption filevault password to match login pass

When I first setup my OSX laptop, my filevault and user login password were the same. At bootup, I only had to login once (with my username and password). I recently changed my OSX password but my ...
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FileVault is off, but still prompts for boot password

I have an iMac running Mavericks that was previously administered by the user, and it still requires a FileVault password when the system is rebooted, however FileVault is off. At some point ...
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Can *all* files on an AirPort Extreme be encrypted with FileVault?

I have a Macbook Pro (Mac OS 10.10.2, late 2013 model) and am considering to buy an AirPort Extreme 2TB. I want to use it not only for TimeCapsule backups, but also as a general-purpose storage disk ...
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Is it possible to boot from an encrypted external hard drive?

If I have an external hard drive with a bootable cloned backup (via SuperDuper) - if I encrypt it with the Finder will I still be able to boot from it if necessary? Are there any solutions to enable ...
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Can Macbook be serviced by Apple Care with FileVault enabled?

A few years back I had to send a Powerbook to Apple for hardware repairs (the optical disc stopped working and had to be replaced.) I had FileVault enabled, and the tech at the time told me I'd have ...
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Carbon Copy Cloner circumvents FileVault authentication?

I have a MacBook Pro on which I created a FileVault partition. To access it, I click on the .dmg file, OSX asks for the password, then it mounts the partition in a readable form. So far so good. I ...
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Disk encryption and encrypted backups

I'm using hardware encryption on my WD My Book since program encryption build in OS X backup was performing extremely slow. In last OS X(10.10.2) update they asked to use password for drive ...
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How to Hide All users from fresh boot With FileVault 2

With System preferences>Users & Groups> Login options> display login window as "Name and Password" normally you need to type out the user name and password to sign in. With FileVault2, when ...
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Stuck on FileVault login screen with never ending spinner

I am using FileVault 2.0 on Mavericks. After restarting the computer one day, I was presented with the gray file vault login screen (normal). After typing in a password, it begins the login process, ...
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Going back to Mavericks: will i lose my files that I have created on Yosemite?

FileVault slowed my MBP. So, I am going back to Mavericks. How can I make sure that my files saved on Yosemite will not be lost? If I go back using Time Machine, how do I access my files that were ...
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OSX Mac Filevault2 prevent shutdown on login screen

I recently encrypted my 2014 Mac, OS X 10.9.5, using FileVault2. I noticed that the computer shuts after 5 minutes if there is no activity on the login screen. I believe this is a feature of ...
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How Does FileVault 2 Full Disk Encryption Affect SSD Garbage Collection

I'm trying to learn how full disk encryption using Filevault 2 will impact SSD garbage collection. My understanding is that garbage collection involves moving pages in blocks with free space to empty ...
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Why speed of SSD is increased after enabling FileVault?

My config is following: Mac Book Pro Retina, 15-inch, Mid 2014 Processor 2.8 GHz Intel Core i7 Memory 16 GB 1600 MHz DDR3 Apple SSD Controller: Vendor: Apple Product: SSD Controller ...
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Filevault 2 enabled with recovery key linked to Apple ID, can I get the key?

I enabled FileVault on my Yosemite Mac, and selected the "Allow apple ID to reset password" option. I paid attention to all the dialogs and though they said to write down my recovery key, it was ...
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Removing FileVault2 key from memory on lid close

I would like to know, how to remove FileVault2 keys from memory, when I close the lid on my Macbook pro 15" running Yosemite. It works, when I leave the computer as it slowly goes into standby by ...
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External HD with a Filevault 1 home directory, readable from Lion?

I have the HD from my old Snow Leopard Mac containing my old home directory encrypted with Filevault 1. Can I mount this HD in a USB enclosure as an external volume on a new Mac running Lion, and ...
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Mounting internal FileVault encrypted drive in 10.9 OS X in Recovery Mode without unlocking it; Passware brute-force

I encrypted my internal hard drive with FileVault a while ago on Lion such that it prompts for the disk password when I restart the computer and recently upgraded to Mavericks on my MBPro Retina. It ...
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How do I fix my SSD after installing Yosemite and Enabling TRIM? No boot & can't erase

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, enabled FileVault and foolishly enabled TRIM (had no idea it wasn't supported). Upon restart, my machine gets the grey screen with the crossed-out circle of death. ...
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My Password wasn't working, I had to hard reset the computer twice, what happened?

Environment: Yosemite MBA mid 2012 Full Disk Encryption Screen was locked Sequence of events: Moved finger on trackpad to wake up. Tried entering password, dozens of times, making sure about ...
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How to access my Mac/my data when unable to login because of FileVault?

I restored my Mac to 10.6 since FileVault was not allowing me to log-in in Mavericks. However though I know the right password I'm getting an error trying to log-in. Now I don't have access to my Mac ...
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Can [Update Needed] be removed without disabling/enabling FileVault?

I have an additional user [Update Needed] appear on login screen at every boot, which doesn't affect usability but a bit annoying. I googled for solution, but all of them are just disabling and ...
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CoreStorage encryption fails - Is it possible to have multiple encrypted partitions on an external drive?

I have a 2TB WD MyBook Studio drive connected via FireWire to my MBP. What I would like to have is two encrypted partitions. So what I do: Disk Utility > Partition and then right click on each ...
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Sold MacBook; FileVault enabled

I sold my MacBook earlier and I want to reinstall Yosemite. However, I have FileVault enabled and I want to essentially "throw away the key" and "reinstall Yosemite" so none of the data is ...
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What does “each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk” mean?

I am setting up File Vault 2 on my Macbook Pro under Yosemite and I see the following message, each user must type in their password before they will be able to unlock the disk I don't ...
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Active Directory and FileVault

Is there a way to set up users on Mountain Lion to be available in the FileVault boot screen if the users are Active Directory users managed through Quest Authentication Services (QAS)? I would like ...
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Stolen MacBook Pro, encrypted with FileVault. Can they still access it because of a poor password?

My MacBook Pro was stolen recently. I had it encrypted using Filevault and it required my password for login after woken from sleep. My password however is just a word of three letters, not abc, def ...
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Root user able to access FileVault 2 encrypted drive

If you use FV2 to encrypt a disk, can the root user of the computer access the unencrypted contents of the disk or is it truly only accessible by the user that initially setup FV2. We are trying to ...
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iMac 27inch + SSD and HD + Filevault + Yosemite

I have an iMac 2011, 27 inch model. It's got a 1TB hard drive, but I want to add a SSD drive then upgrade to Yosemite. I also require FileVault 2. How hard is it to add the SSD drive, then do a new ...
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How to access a FileVault-encrypted home directory with forgotten password

For ease of the reader, the short version: MacBook Pro running Mountain Lion. A user has forgotten his FileVault password and master recovery code. FileVault 2 is not enabled, just the user's home ...
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Logging onto Yosemite with FileVault enabled with no username displayed?

When I log onto my Mac with FileVault enabled, I am prompted for the user/pass prior to the OS loading, as my boot drive is encrypted. The problem I have is that, counter-intuitively, it always shows ...
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Error when booting Mac with FileVault Encryption

Ever since I encrypted my MacBook Pro I am seeing this error right after I type in my password at the initial screen. Any ideas what this means, how serious it is or maybe even how to fix it? ...
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With FileVault: Yosemite starts with default desktop background

Since enabling FileVault (I think only after I did that for my second hard drive), the desktop background keeps resetting to the default at every startup. It suffices to select another folder in ...
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FileVault encrypted installation corrupted, unable to boot

I recently force-shutdown my MacBook Pro Retina, late-2013 model. After entering my FileVault password to unlock the volume, the Apple logo appears, as does the spinny circle. Given time, the Apple ...
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Do I have a Recovery HD?

I replaced my MBPs HDD with an SSD and put the HDD in the optical bay. Since then, I was missing the Recovery HD partition. That was still on Lion Now I have upgraded to Yosemite, and running ...
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Does iCloud keychain stores FileVault passwords?

My MacBook Air drowned today and it was connected to an external hard drive encrypted with FileVault. I can't remember password for it. Will new Mac sync that password from iCloud or is the encrypted ...
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Verifying emergency decryption code

I encrypted my computer with FileVault full disk encryption on Yosemite. FileVault gave me an emergency decryption code to use when I forgot my password. For some reason, when I changed my account ...
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Can you help me reformat my disk in recovery mode? Seriously botched Yosemite/FileVault installation

I have a mid-2011 macbook air. When I start up my computer, it automatically goes to recovery mode. I have a backup of my data, so I don't care what I have to do to get OS X working again. Disk ...
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OS X Filevault Login issue

I just reformatted and did a clean OS X 10.10 install on my MacBook Pro. When setting it up the first time I enabled FileVault. I then noticed I had configured my account wrong, so I created a ...
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Mounting Encrypted Core Storage Volume(s) On Startup

Okay, so I have three main volumes for my system; one for the OS (SSD) one for users and files (Fusion Drive) and one for backup. All three are encrypted Core Storage volumes. The problem is that ...
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Little Snitch in Safari-only guest account?

I have FileVault 2 enabled on Yosemite. I use Little Snitch and would generally like to limit information sent to Apple while I'm using the laptop, but I would also like to use Find my Mac. In the ...
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Does FileVault encryption slow read/write access on an SSD?

Never fancied enabling FileVault on previous Macs but now I'm running OS X on an SSD. Is there a noticeable decrease in speed?
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Is the Yosemite File Vault password (usually) the same as login password?

So when I upgraded to Yosemite, I can remember turning on FileVault. I cannot remember the password I used. Is that password is the same as my login password for my administrator account (the only ...
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Duplicate FileVault setup using using fdesetup

I upgraded to OSX 10.10 Yosemite yesterday, and accepted Apple's offer to encrypt my hard drive as a part of the upgrade process. However, Apple did not offer me a recovery key and did not offer to ...