How can i unlock a Partition that has been created and encrypted using Apples Disk Utility on a linux machine? There are 2 formats one can encrypt Volumes with Disk Utility :

  • CoreStorage encrypted Volume
  • apfs encrypted Container

I'm interested in both methods, if there are such.


For accessing CoreStorage encrypted volumes, you can use the freely available libfvde software on Linux:


For APFS encrypted containers you can use either the commercial software "APFS for Linux by Paragon Software":


or the freely available apfs-fuse software:


Both are read-only.

Note that apfs-fuse is marked as "experimental", so YMMV. However as it is read-only it shouldn't do any harm to do your data.

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