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

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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 cleanup/...
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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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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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How can I enable Time Machine encryption on the command line?

Is is possible to enable encryption for a Time Machine target disk with a script or using the command line? Is an encrypted Time Machine disk really just the same as a normal disk, full-disk-...
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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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How to recover a corrupted external drive encrypted by FileVault?

I used Filevault to encrypt an external USB 2TB drive. Last week, I used the drive as usual, entering a password to unlock it to use. Unfortunately, it didn't dismount properly. Since then I have not ...
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identify if Filevault is enabled on remote Mac

I need to do remote checks to verify OSX has filevault enabled. When you enable filevault, does it create / change something on the HDD that I can check for on VPN login using my posture assessment ...
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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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Does Windows or Linux have any tools for accessing a FileVault2 encrypted drive's contents?

I'm looking to mount (and access files on) my FileVault2 encrypted drive on a non-OS X box, and am wondering if anyone has done this with Windows or Linux.
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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 /Library/Extensions/...
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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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FileVault doesn't correctly install itself

I am trying to enable FileVault on OSX Mavericks, on a mid-2010 MBP. Some backstory/history: Laptop had the original machine hard drive (old spinning disk). This had FileVault enabled without ...
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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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FileVault2 Asking for Password Twice?

I recently enabled FileVault on OSX Lion. All seems to have gone well - it asks for my password before booting as expected, however it asks for it twice. Basically, it asks for my password, boots for ...
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How do I encrypt an external drive with FileVault 2 in OSX Yosemite

Ok, so according to https://www.apple.com/osx/what-is/security/ I should be able to encrypt ANY external drive..."with ease" using FileVault 2. I have a brand new (empty) 2TB Fantom Drive model: ...
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Turn off encryption on filevault2 second HDD

I have an Early 2011 MBP on which I installed an SSD (in the SuperDrive's bay). After that I enabled FileVault2 encryption on both the SSD (which has the ML 1.8.2 install) and on the original HDD that'...
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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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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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Will FileVault 2 wear out my SSD faster?

I'm considering using FileVault 2 when I upgrade to Lion. Though my understanding of it is weak, it seems as though it shouldn't really increase the number of reads or writes per disk operation ...
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How can I repair EFI?

The computer is a MacBook Air. I have OSX Yosemite and Linux Ubuntu 14.04 dual boot. I messed up and damaged my Mac EFI and hence OSX ceased to work. Recovery disk was destoyed too. FileVault is on ...
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Why does OS X show a forgot password prompt when trying to boot or wakeup screen?

Something came up today that bugged me a bit, I left my laptop on battery power before going to bed. When starting it up the battery was dead. I plugged it in, and here is what happened: The startup ...
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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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Yosemite won't boot any more after attempting to enable FileVault and TRIM

I installed Yosemite yesterday and it was working fine. Now whenever it tries to boot it runs Safe Mode and fails 1/3 of the way through. From what I can remember I went to enable FileVault and ...
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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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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 ...
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OS X asking for local items keychain password

My mid-2010 macbook pro was running just fine on OS X 10.10, and then I decided to enable the guest account. My account still works fine, but when I login into the guest account, I get an annoying ...
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Cross Platform GUI-compatible Encryption

I am looking for an encryption tool that is completely cross platform - effectively like FileVault or BitLocker but compatible with both operating systems. My use case is that I'd like to encrypt a ...
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Changed user password by providing new password as hash not syncing to filevault 2

I have been using defaults write "path/to/username.plist" shadowhashdata '(really long hash info)' to administer a local support account on our Mac's but I have found, and it may be since updating ...
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OS X prompts for password when connecting unencrypted volume and Disk Utility repair does not work

I have an external 250 GB SSD which now, when I connect it (via USB) to the computer, causes the OS (10.10.3) to prompt me with: Enter a password to unlock the disk The problem (well, a problem) ...
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Formatting Boot Drive As Encrypted For Clean Install

I don't know if my google-fu is broken today or something, but I can't seem to find any information about why I would or wouldn't want to erase and format an internal boot drive and/or partition ...
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Why does my USB hub hide a directly attached drive from the boot menu? (post-Filevault)

I recently enabled FileVault on both my mid-2012 Retina MacBook Pro and my external USB drive containing a Carbon Copy Cloner backup. My external drive is attached directly to the MBP. I also have a ...
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Turning off FileVault

I'm currently trying to recover my formatted external hard drive with testdisk. Testdisk takes forever to load on sudo on Mac Terminal, so I tried to approach it from a live Linux Distro, Gparted. ...
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Are repeated FileVault-related harddrive problems a signal that I have greater hard drive problems?

I found a great answer in the forums for an incorrect block count/invalid free block count problem that Disk Utility diagnosed when logged in but couldn't see in Recovery HD mode. Turning off ...
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Do I need to decrypt the hard drive before repair?

Today I left my MBP Retina at local authorised Apple service (it's a mid 2012 model, and it's having some gfx issues), and then I got an email telling me that I have to go back there and decrypt my ...
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Obtain FileVault 2 recovery key with administrator account

I enabled full disk encryption on my new MacBook Pro. (I am new to the Mac world but an accomplished Linux/UNIX and Windows type) However, I made a mistake and skipped the step of taking note of the ...
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Is disk image encryption slower than partition encryption?

I am considering two options to encrypt some data: add a new encrypted partition add an encrypted disk image Which option is faster in terms of disk read/write speed? I suspect that an encrypted ...
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FileVault 2 Encrypted drive was reformatted by thief then returned. Is the original encrypted data salvageable?

I had a Macbook Air Yosemite which was FileVault 2 encrypted. The laptop was stolen from me. The thief was able to reinstall OS X and some apps (was bringing it to market for sale). The laptop was ...
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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 ...