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Use URL encoding to protect the wonky characters in the password. Essentially each character (or byte of UTF-8) can be encoded as a % followed by two hex digits specifying the encoded byte. In your example, \ -> %5C and @ -> %40: mount -t afp afp://adminname:aaaaa%5C%4011111@ServerIPAddress/ShareName /Volumes/TimeMachine This worked in my test.


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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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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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Disclaimer: I'd make this a comment, but I only just joined the Apple branch of Stack Exchange and lack the 50+ rep to do so. First and foremost, the keychain database that stores the device's secure information will only be present if a backup is encrypted with a password. If it's not, well, sorry, but you're out of luck. If it is encrypted, then we need ...


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OSX keeps onfo on what permissions system files should be. To restore this use Disk Utility.app. Select the boot volume (by default called Mackintosh HD) on the left hand side. Click the Verify or Repair Disk Permissions - the latter will reapply the stored permissions. To edit sudoers in the future I would use visudo which checks that the edit is valid


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To re-enable an EFI password: Boot into Recovery holding Command+R at the startup chime From the menu bar, select Utilities > Firmware Password Utility Enter a Firmware password and quit the Utility pane. Note that you’ll only be prompted for this EFI password if you attempt to boot the machine differently than you would normally. Otherwise, you’ll boot ...


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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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You can boot into single user mode by pressing Cmd-S on startup (see OS X: How to start up in single-user or verbose mode for details) which should give you a root shell. Then run chown root /etc/sudoers && reboot to fix the problem and restart.


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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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No, the only options available are Immediately or After 15 minutes.



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