Somehow I stupidly started to turn off my FileVault on my MacBook Pro. Not exactly sure how I did this, brain fart. Now my machine is trying to decrypt what I assume are all my files. Right now I have the decryption paused, but it is waiting for me to hook up my power cable to complete the decryption. I'm afraid when I run out of power and hook up my power cable to recharge my machine, the decryption will restart. I want to stop this process and go back to the way my machine was before. Is there some way for me to stop the decryption and restart the FileVault?

  • Can you take a screenshot of your FireVault settings. I have a feeling that I know whats wrong...
    – YusaMac205
    Aug 2 '17 at 22:14
  • Thanks, but it seems to have taken care of itself. I am now in the process of encrypting my hard drive. I appreciate your help anyway. Aug 5 '17 at 13:50

Ideally, let it complete and then turn FileVault back on once it's done. Not elegant but should work.

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    Yeah, honestly I can't see anything good coming out of interrupting a full-disk encryption/decryption process.
    – user11633
    Aug 4 '17 at 20:53
  • As I told YusaMac205, the problem seems to have fixed itself. Thanks for your help anyway. Aug 5 '17 at 13:53
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    @DanfromVA Could you elaborate on what you mean by "fixed itself"? Nov 8 '17 at 13:35

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