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Essentially all users not enabled won' t be capable of unlocking the disk. If you hit Continue, your Mac will be restarted All users not enabled previously will not appear at the first login screen and thus won't be able to unlock the disk. Once the disk is unlocked, all users may be used though. Even the previously not 'enabled' users are available by ...


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FileVault encrypts the hard drive -- these users are able to decrypt the drive, though standard unix access controls will prevent non-admins from looking at other user home directories. I suspect that any user with the ability to unlock the drive and physical access to the machine could boot into single user mode and see the hard drive.


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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 ...


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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 ...


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The only issue is that QAS uses network accounts and not mobile accounts, as it handles credential caching itself and doesn't need a record for each AD user in the local directory. The reason this is a problem for people wanting to use FileVault is that you have to select the users who can unlock the drive via the Mac's GUI, and network accounts won't show ...


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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 ...


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Having exactly the same problem, i fixed it using the advise and command mentioned above: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ name disk0 The tricky part in my case was that the name of my SSD was not listed doing diskutil list command so the command would not accept simply disk0 (disk0 was my SSD). I tried to use"unidentified" and it worked: diskutil eraseDisk JHFS+ ...


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Once you've logged in using one of the users set up for FV2, the unencrypted data is available to all users on the computer. All of them: root, admins, regular users, and non-login users like _www or _spotlight. If you make the disk available to another computer, either by physically moving it or using target disk mode, then no one on the other computer, ...


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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 ...


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If you can unlock the FileVaultMaster.keychain, you may be able to recover the user's data from the encrypted disk image. I have a guide available from here in PDF format: https://app.box.com/s/g3z57u54xc3fz6sr1tfn The section you'll want to reference is the Command-line FileVault Recovery part of the Section VII: Troubleshooting FileVault documentation. ...


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That is just how FileVault2 (introduced with 10.7) works. You have a pre-defined set of "Enabled Users" that are allowed to decrypt the boot drive, and those are the users (just your account in this case) that get listed in the first boot screen. Since you have only one account the system deduced automatically that only your account would be the one to ...


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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



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