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I think the answer to your question may be within the realm of the fdesetup command. (I am not absolutely certain only because I have not run into your exact situation myself.) You will want to read over the man page carefully, as it is probably fairly easy using such an enterprise-type command to yank on some digital short hairs in a distracting and ...


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This is to go with @TomGewecke answer. If you are seeing the input menu at the top right hand corner of the login screen. This may only be because their is another user logged in. ( Fast user Switching). If there is a user already logged in, the input menu will always show even if no users have it enabled to show in their menu bar. But if there are no ...


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If you have "Other Input Sources" available at the top right of your login screen, select the one called Unicode Hex Input. This can be used to input emoji (or any other character) into the password field, as long as you know the Unicode Hex number of the character. This number can be found in the Character Viewer or on the internet. Some items you find ...


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I solved it by the solution Apple Support suggested to do, here are the steps I did: Install Mac OS on an external drive from Recovery mode (Cmd + R while starting). Boot from the external drive. Install the Hex/Emoji keyboard to be able to type the relevant character. Go to Disk Utility, choose the locked disk. Go to File -> Turn Off Encryption. Enter ...


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Even if you're locked out, you should still have access to the Accessibility Settings part of your System Preferences, in which case you can proceed to Keyboard Preferences and adjust your peripheral input sources. This means you can add/enable "Unicode Hex Input". Plus, checking "☑︎ Show Input menu in menu bar" will allow you to "⌨ Show Character Viewer" ...


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You could use ssh, telnet, vnc/rdp, Back To My Mac or similar methods, provided they are enabled and/or available. Also you could login using the default guest account or any regular user account, if available. Then: Execute the CLI Terminal.app; type passwd <username>; enter ⎆/return ⏎; (where <username> is the name of the account you're ...


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I am not a Mac user so this may be nonsense. However since the situation is desperate, I'll offer it anyway. Unicode Hex Input You can use the utility in OS X to generate many Unicode characters by manually inputting the hexadecimal code. Other options include saving word processor files as Unicode or UTF text. Make sure you have ...


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Adding to bmike's answer, if you can't do any of that, and don't have a recent backup, you might try connecting the disk to another computer, and mounting the volume to save your files. You can apparently do it with both mac, windows and linux.


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Since you have Filevault - that makes your situation precarious and a bit delicate. Some good news, Apple has disabled emoji entry in the password pane for 10.11 El Capitan - I can't paste or get emoji in the Users & Groups preference pane. Apple's official manner to get past this is to click the ? in the password field and reset your password. If you ...


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I seem to have solved the problem, and FileVault is processing my new SSD as I write this. Because I did not find a complete solution online, I wanted to put my notes here. I followed the instructions at https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/how-re-create-missing-recovery-partition-os-x-mattia, basically downloading the Yosemite installer from the App Store, ...


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If you have a Time Machine backup connected, you should be able to boot your mac while pressing the ALT-key and select the Time Machine backup. Most likely you will have to delete your internal harddrive and reinstall from the backup.


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If you have access to another mac, you can make a yosemite bootable install usb. http://liondiskmaker.com/ has a applescript program that will creae one, you just need a usb stick with 8gb and the installer downloaded. Boot the messed up computer from the USB stick by holding shift during the boot sequence and selecting the USB stick. There you can ...



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