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comment Do you enter the dashes (-) when providing a FileVault recovery key?
How are you trying to unlock the partition (i.e. what interface are you entering the recovery key in)? It's intended to be used at the pre-boot authentication screen (after selecting the option to use it), and if you use it there the dashes will be added automatically as you type.
Apr
25
answered How to find Time Machine disk image?
Apr
17
answered Terminal - Weird spaces included when typing fast
Apr
11
answered Theft of MacBook running El Capitan: Security Implications
Apr
5
comment Is remote wipe of a Mac content possible?
How easy/hard it is to remove the drive depends on which generation of MacBook Pro it is. For most of the recent models, I'd recommend having a professional do the disassembly and HD removal. To get a better idea what's involved, check the guides at iFixit.
Apr
1
comment How to remove a partition that fails to remove.
Also, what tool are you using to remove the partition (Disk Utility, some command-line program, etc)?
Mar
31
comment El-capitan crashing while booting
@GeoffNixon I've used DiskWarrior several times to recover data in situations like this. It Can't repair the actual problem, but its virtual filesystem feature can often bypass the damaged volume data structures long enough to let you copy files off.
Mar
28
answered Find Differences between Time Machine backups
Mar
25
answered Find Files Responsible for Starting Process on Mac
Mar
25
comment Notify the system that preferences were changed
@sanjihan I think that means you're trying to configure an authenticated proxy, but the username and password are already in the keychain. Error -25299 seems to have to do with adding keychain entries that're already there.
Mar
25
answered Notify the system that preferences were changed
Mar
23
comment Is it possible to detect any certificates not packaged by Apple?
@Frankie If it's in System Roots, it's not one you added; those are provided by Apple as part of the default set and cannot be removed (at least in El Capitan).
Mar
23
comment Is it possible to detect any certificates not packaged by Apple?
@Frankie you can select the different keychains in the upper part of the left column to see where the keychains are installed. The default ones are in "System Roots", those in the other keychains were locally installed.
Mar
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Mar
20
comment El-capitan crashing while booting
DiskWarrior can sometimes mount a damaged disk with a virtual file system, and let you back up your files even when a full repair is not possible. BTW the Macintosh HD volume is probably also damaged, but not in as obvious a way, so back everything up and replace the drive.
Mar
20
comment Why is Time Machine backing up to .sparsebundle file?
@SamMagid This error appears to be due to the image not being properly dismounted. I see a lot of discussion of it on the net, with a variety of possible solutions -- see this c|net article and this Apple Discussions thread.
Mar
15
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Mar
11
answered Encrypted sparsebundle password appears to be cached
Mar
1
answered How to modify a Launch Daemon permanently under OS X El Capitan?