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If you're using FileVault 2 (OS X Lion and newer), the entire boot partition will be encrypted, which includes your home folder as well as Applications. I ran the following command and part of the output shows I am using an encrypted, unlocked volume: ashley@sidekick-4:~$ sudo diskutil list /dev/disk0 #: TYPE NAME ...


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Finally figured this out. It was pretty simple in the end. Here is a summary of my problem and the solution. Installed Yosemite on my SSD Enabled Trim (oops!!) Rebooted and got grey screen with crossed out circle Rebooted into Recovery Tried Time Machine Backup, which failed Installed Yosemite on backup drive partition Couldn’t erase / partition ...


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Create a USB Install drive, and do a clean install. http://www.macworld.com/article/2367748/how-to-make-a-bootable-os-x-10-10-yosemite-install-drive.html


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There is another piece of software similar to RedHand called Watchmac (from bloo7). I suggest you try using Watchmac as a work-around to this issue.


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What Mac are you using (Macbook Air / Pro)? Does it have a replaceable disk? If the disk is not replaceable, I see the following options: Access your Mac in target mode and unlock the disk from another computer. For example this article explains the procedure. Using recovery mode: Press cmd + R : Recovery Mode Same as above, but you manually select the ...


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If you have an iPhone 5S that is jailbroken (or an iPhone 6 or 6 Plus that you intend to jailbreak) then UnlockID is an option. UnlockID uses Bluetooth to connect to your Mac, and then allows your Mac to access the fingerprint scanner on your iPhone. Have a look at this Cydia link - http://cydia.saurik.com/package/com.barn.unlockid/


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Apple's included tool is quite nice now and accessible from System Information and the About this Mac Menu bar item in the Apple Menu. select the Apple Menu About this Mac More Info Storage (top left of the window between Displays and Memory) This tool uses the spotlight data, so if it seems off you can reset spotlight and leave the mac running for ...



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