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If this happens to you... your disk is probably hosed. Find your backups. (I'm still interested if someone does have a solution, but given the lack of answers I don't think it's likely.)
Try smc reset and reboot the computer will be ok
Probably because you didn't just reboot it. All you did was turn on the screen. Once you enter the passcode, some but not all of the data remains accessible until you turn the phone (not just the screen) off. To turn the phone off, press and hold the power button for 5 seconds until a "Slide to turn off" slider appears, and slide it.
I spoke with Apple and my case was escalated. I sent in logs for the engineers to evaluate, and they determined that the FileVault encryption had failed. As other users have reported, the only suggestion was to make a Time Machine backup, wipe the drive, reinstall Yosemite, and restore from the Time Machine backup. A few important notes (from forum posts ...
If you can plug a FireWire or USB external drive (lest's name it ext_disk), I would suggest the following used receipe: Make a clone of your FileVault disk (let's name it FV2) on ext_disk with Carbon Copy Cloner Boot from ext_disk Open Disk Utility and unlock FV2 Open Terminal or an xterm window to enter the following commands: cd ...
The easiest way to be sure that all your clients' backups are encrypted is to create an encrypted sparse (bundle) image using Leopard (10.5) on the server using hdutil. The newer versions of OSX should be able to read/write to the older encrypted volume without a problem. Here is an example using a Linux AFP server... ...
Here's what worked for me based on this post from the Apple forum: Reboot and reset PRAM by holding Option+Command+P+R It quickly rebooted again and I held Command+R to enter recovery mode. Select Disk Utility I saw my base "Macintosh HD" plus an encrypted "Macintosh HD" beneath it. Select the encrypted partition and then select File/Unlock and enter your ...
Not sure if this will be helpful, but I just wrote a script to unlock and mount a core storage Encrypted Disk like yours for myself. I had the same problem where I could get the disk unlocked, but not mounted. I finally realized that I needed a command to mount it after it was unlocked. In terminal, you first have to unlock the Encrypted Disk and then you ...
It is possible to brute force a password or recover the recovery key from memory if someone is determined enough. The guest account by default is a Safari only account. It would be to your advantage for them to log in to the Guest account as it activates "Find my Mac" if they jump on to an internet connection. From the guest account they will have no ...
yes brute force will get your password in no time.
When the system disk is filevaulted, you will not see Recovery HD in the boot menu (pressing alt during boot). Try holding Cmd-R during the boot (press the combination immediately after you hear the Apple chord if you didn't disable it). More information is available here: http://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4718
I've had much success with Mac's inbuilt Keychain Access. http://www.macworld.com/article/2013756/how-to-manage-passwords-with-keychain-access.html
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