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The .encfs6.xml file contains metadata that describes the encryption of the user's files. This is the one file that shouldn't be deleted and the short answer is to say that encryption is impossible without it. Encfs works by using a passphrase to make a key (potentially low entropy because it's derived from user input) that is used to encrypt another ...


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What you're seeing is an attempt to make the raw file data viewable. ^@ is a method of displaying a "control" character in plain text. This arose as a method of directly displaying (and entering) data that a font or keyboard couldn't otherwise handle. You can see a list of them here, see the column "Caret Notation". The question mark in a diamond is a ...


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You have two problems: FileVault whole disk encryption and the HFS+ filesystem. HFS+ is not difficult to deal with in Ubuntu, but I've seen no readily accessible tools to access a FileVault encrypted volume even when you know the password. It'll be far easier to use a Mac to turn off FileVault. Disk Utility can unlock and decrypt the drive. The folks at the ...


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Encrypting the entire user folder will break OS X 10.10 since certain user processes get started before you log in. You might have to re-evaluate your security levels for users if you can't trust administrators to not abuse their power. FileVault only protects you against non-users. Admin users are root and you can only hope they a) don't know that or b) ...


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So depending on the actual use case you are working with I may have an answer for your dilemma. If the location you are mounting to exists prior to actually mounting your disk, logging in before mounting the disk will create a default user filesystem with its very own login keychain. You can log in to a different account, mount the disk and save the password ...


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This is a little round-a-bout but, without dropping to Terminal or anything more technical, will let you determine the encrypted state of the volume. Open System Preferences Choose Time Machine Click "Select Disk..." Highlight the current disk listed under Backup Disks Click "Remove Disk" button. This is NOT destructive. You are just un-associating the ...



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