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btw, on my OS X installation, my user account doesn't have any designated privileges on the root of the hard drive.


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Much ado about nothing. Here is the solution. Open Info box for the Partition. Go down to Sharing and Permissions. Unlock with password. Add entry for the administrative account you are in - uh oh - it is set to read only. Change to read and write. Problem solved. Everyone I talked to, including Apple, who wanted me to bring the computer in to the store, led ...


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I deleted the old backup and created a new one, with encryption on: Yes, the checkbox in the above screenshot is displayed as checked if the backup is encrypted.


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Make sure the driver is partitioned in GUID format. If you do elect to reformat it as GUID, this will erase your data. Also, network backups can only be encrypted before the first backup is carried out. Hover over the greyed out checkbox and I think you should be able to see an explanation.


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As of writing there is no software that natively supports working with FileVault 2 encrypted drives within Windows. There are ways to access the content of a FileVault 2 encrypted volume on other platforms including Windows (for example libfvde), assuming you have the passkey and sufficient patience, but none that allow an encrypted volume to be used as a ...


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I have a mac mini late 2012 with 1TB hard drive. There were 875GB free when I decided to turn off filevault 2 on Yosemite. It started at 9am and was done before 8pm. I checked disk activity from the activity monitor and it said about 975GB read/write at the end and the speed varied from 40MB/s to 20 or even 10MB/s at the very end. So, it seems like ...


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I understand that you're running into issues, so this is going to be more for others looking for info on this topic. Encrypting non-boot volumes should be a relatively easy process in OS X 10.8.x and later. To encrypt a non-boot volume: Right-click on the volume you want to encrypt Select the Encrypt… command When prompted, enter a password and ...


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According to Apple's [documentation on Filevault 2] (https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT4790) (emphasis added by me) Changing your recovery key In the Security & Privacy system preference, under the FileVault tab, click "Turn Off FileVault" to disable FileVault. After FileVault is off, FileVault will begin to decrypt your drive. Once decryption ...


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A locked hard drive is a hard drive that is encrypted. When you unlock the drive you are telling the system how to interpret the encrypted data. Unlike permanent decrypting, the data on the drive stays encrypted, you are just telling it how to read the encrypted data on the fly. On its normal computer information will have been saved into the system's ...


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The immediate login screen is part of the process of FileVault. Once you type your password into your user account it takes that extra bit of time to show a progress bar. That is it "decrypting" / reading the drive. If you mean the giant padlock screen with a password, that is actually part of the Firmware Password, which you would enable by booting into ...


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Get the latest update to Yosemite! After checking for various fixes, installed 10.10.3 and issue resolved itself.


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Just bumped into this issue too, if you change password via Settings > Users & Groups > Change Password ... you will be prompted twice, once for the File Vault original password and again for the new account password. However if you change the password via Settings > Security & Privacy > Change Password ... both will be updated, noting ...



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