Questions tagged [filevault]

FileVault is a macOS feature allowing full-disk encryption using XTS-AES-128 with a 256-bit key. Older implementations encrypted the user folder only.

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iMac Retina codesigning errors in fresh install

I just reinstalled Catalina on an iMac retina and it won’t boot. It freezes near the end of the first boot. The same happens when I try to boot into safe mode. Verbose logging shows code signing ...
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Classic boot disk password before log-in screen in macOS 10.15 (by creating users in single user mode?)

I followed this tutorial to bypass the conversion of a pre-defined hard disk password of my boot drive to the recent FileVault state where macOS doesn't distinguish a boot password from a user ...
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Filevault Decryption process : Kernel Panic - Method to kill decryption process?

I've been trying for two months to update my mac to Catalina, and last night on a suggestion, I disabled FileVault. All was going good and suddenly kernel panic. My mac keeps kernel panicking while ...
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Write permissions on a new encrypted partition

The HD of my MacBook Pro (macOS Mojave) is encrypted with FileVault. Yesterday, I created a new partition from the Macintosh HD (APFS) using the DiskUtility and called the new partition Data (...
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How to disable password prompt for FileVault-protected secondary macOS?

I have a dual-boot setup with two macOS Catalina systems, each protected with FileVault. No system shall store the credentials to unlock the other one to protect them against each other and keep ...
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Decrypt Filevault on a (removed) startup disk

I had a hardware issue with my old Macbook Pro which required me to remove the boot drive. I have attached it via USB to a new Macbook and can unlock and mount it, etc. However I don't see anyway of ...
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Data security while MacBook is on lock screen

I've recently sent my MacBook (running on Catalina) to repair by a licensed Apple service provider. The whole thing was simple (replacing one key cap) and took about 5 minutes or so. But I forgot to ...
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Reset Admin password for macOS Mojave

This is a MacBook Pro running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 with FileVault enabled. In my case the problem is that at the login page, when the computer starts, the admin user account doesn't appear but after ...
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How do I encrypt Macbook?

How do I encrypt my MacBook, I have a windows computer for which I use BitLocker is there something similar for Apple? Macbook Pro Running MacOs Mojave I'm looking to encrypt my entire mac
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What is the difference between FileVault 2 and Disk Utility Encryption?

What is the difference between FileVault 2 and Disk Utility Encryption? Also, what is the better/safer option encrypt disk when reformatting then install mac OS or install mac OS without encryption ...
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FileVault - One account can unlock but preventing full login and forcing logout and login again with other user

When I installed macOS I was able to do it on a newly formatted and APFS encrypted disk. That worked fine. Then installation went forward and on reboot I was asked for a DISK PASSWORD. ...
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Restore from Time Machine backup stalls on disk password request, won't accept true password

I have a machine whose drive became corrupt. I erased the drive and installed a basic system on it. I'm now trying to restore it to its previous state from the last Time Machine backup. I had been ...
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External SSD drive, problem restarting Mojave

Here is a situation: iMac 5K from 2014 with Fusion drive, fusion drive is formatted as APFS, volume is called DATA and there is nothing on it. Firmware password is set. External USB drive (SSD) is ...
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Can't remove file from trash

I'm having trouble emptying the trash on Catalina. FileVault is enabled. Trying to empty from Finder warns X11R6 can't be modified or deleted because it's required by macOS. It's a link to /opt/X11 ...
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Password reset with Filevault recovery key not working

My OSX machine somehow said my password was incorrect and I ended up using the recovery key to get in to the password reset step. When I try to enter a new password and want to save that the fields ...
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Turning on FileVault with a symlinked directory

Running Mojave (10.14.6). There's not enough room on my SSD for my Music, Pictures, and Movies. I have those on an external drive. I have not yet turned on FileVault. If I create symlinks for those ...
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MBP will reboot after unlocking filevault partition

I'm running a MBP 2015 retina with 512GB SSD with macOS 10.14 and Windows10 with bootcamp. The macOS parition is encrypted with FileVault. Recently I cannot boot into macOS anylonger. Here is what ...
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Can I still use time machine if I encrypt my drive with file vault?

I read somewhere that there are some problems with the time capsule if you encrypt your mac, so I would like to know those before I do that.
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APFS Volume encryption failed to begin (-69596) — Solved

So I have a problem to encrypt an external Thunderbolt-HDD which was converted to APFS. Catalina is installed on that iMac late 2012. First I've tried to encrypt the volume in the Finder via context ...
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Which encrypted items show a hint?

I encrypted some drives with Disk Utility and set a password hint. This hint does not show on a different computer. It's embarrassing because those were backup drives and losing the computer means ...
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Permanently Disable Bluetooth on MacMini 2019

I realize this was asked back in 2014 with this question, but hardware and software has changed a lot over the last 5 years. Here's the specifics of my situation: We haven't purchased the device ...
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Using recovery key on erased FileVault encrypted SSD

My understanding is that with FileVault enabled one can restart a Mac into its Recovery System and erase the hard drive/SSD using Disk Utility. This procedure supposedly deletes the FileVault key, ...
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How to auto-mount a secondary Encrypted HDD on boot?

I have 2 disks on my Mac, the secondary one is encrypted, on my current user it auto mounts, because I have once been asked for the password and I saved it. But for new users, the user is prompted ...
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Howto change the Apple logo after Filevault login?

I managed to change the Apple logo that comes up before my APFS encrypted Filevault disk is accessible from... (That's a white apple on a transparent background). ... to... After logging in and ...
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How to enabling FileVault 2 pre-boot login screen functions from the command line

I have seen on a solution from 2013: https://derflounder.wordpress.com/2013/06/19/enabling-filevault-2-pre-boot-login-screen-functions-from-the-command-line/ I am also looking for an exact solution ...
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Enable users icon not working in FileVault

When I go into FileVault, I am unable to click on the Enable Users... icon to add users. How do I fix this?
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How to allow multiple network users to login on Mac machine which is enabled with File Vault

I have a scenario where I have connected all of our Mac machines to Active Directory (which is pain itself). However, after enabling FileVault from an Administrator account, I saw that network users ...
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MacBook Pro screen broken and was using 2nd monitor fine until I started the process of turning FileVault on

I have a MacBook Pro 2015 with a broken screen (most of it is black and not visible). Before I had it set up where I would just turn it on, connect my HDMI cable to TV or Monitor and it would show ...
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Trouble with updating mobile and local user account passwords

I've started a new position where I manage a number of macbooks running High Sierra and Mojave with Filevault enabled. We've got mobile/network accounts on them that are connected to Active Directory. ...
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APFS system volume gone after Macbook Air logic board failure

I only have partial information, and do not 100% know the exact OSx version or how full the drive was, but I think it was pretty topped out. No recent backups, important data, and I have already put ...
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Black screen after FileVault restart

I’ve recently bought a 2014 MacBook Air 11 and while I was going through the encryption shutdown and hasn’t restarted. Just sat there with a black screen and the Apple logo glowing. I was wondering if ...
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External FileVault encrypted SSD can no longer be mounted

I have an external 4TB SSD, formatted HFS (MacOS Extended, Journaled, encrypted). It has one volume, called "Daten". All of a sudden (after installing 10.14.6 Supplemental Update) the volume no ...
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Computer Won't Power On & SSD Won't Mount

Last week the Macbook Pro was fully functioning. It froze while being used, the lid was closed and a few minutes later the startup gong was heard. Instead of starting up normally the screen flashed a ...
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What do I need to know if I am going to use FileVault

I am going to big travel trip with my Mac and I have think that turn on FileVault will be a good decision, for the case if may MacBooks was stolen. I have found the stories (https://discussions.apple....
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FileVault 2 Full-Disk Encryption Alternative with LDAP Support

Has anyone come across a full-disk encryption alternative to FileVault 2 for macOS with better LDAP user support? I've been trying to identify a solution for macOS Mojave that: offers pre-boot, full-...
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Why is my ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist “damaged”?

I'm trying to edit my Safari bookmarks programmatically. When I try to open the file ~/Library/Safari/Bookmarks.plist, I get an pop-up with the error: “Bookmarks.plist” is damaged and can’t be ...
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Password and recovery key are not accepted at random

2015 MacBook Pro OS 10.14.5 FileVault The issue is the correct password and recovery key randomly are not accepted - how can I solve this problem? Or, what kind of an approach can I take to ...
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How do scheduled backups work on encrypted dmg and filevault 2

Under mojave with CCC5 on a 2019 iMac, I intend to clone an encrypted startup disk (filevault2) to a destination volume that will also have filevault enabled. When the system boots up the startup disk ...
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Sysadminctl - sudo vs no sudo/interactive vs non-interactive

I have a Mac with Mojave installed on an APFS partition. I run sysadminctl to change the Secure Token status for some users. Based on the information I found on the web it wasn't clear to me how I ...
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FileVault password and login options

I've had a Mac for years now, and I used to customize a lot the way the login screen and filevault password used to work on my device. Recently, I had to handle it to the Apple Store for a logic ...
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External FileVault-encrypted backup – corrupted partition map

My FV-encrypted external drive was working fine, and now it's not. In Disk Utility (GUI), it shows as "Unformatted". diskutil list: /dev/disk2 (external, physical): #: ...
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Required to fetch few details on FileVault

I require to fetch below few details on FileVault enabled users. 1)Private recovery key set or not 2)Institutional recovery key set or not 3)Authorized on every logon - supported or not. Which ...
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MacBook Pro showing Username and Passwordfield though unencrypted

I hope i am posting in the right place because i am really desperate. Since yesterday at noon, when i woke up my mac by lifting the screen, it stopped showing me my usual username, asking for my ...
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How to confirm if FileVault encryption has fully completed

How to confirm FileVault encryption has fully completed? While it's in progress, diskutil apfs list | grep 'Encryption Progress' ; fdesetup status will shows percentage of conversion. Later is there ...
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FileVault2 command line commands in Mojave?

I've been reading about using the fdsetup command to manage FileVault2 from the command line. But I can't find it in Mojave (or High Sierra for that matter). Is there a command line interface to ...
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How to force Disk Encryption password on boot for ALL users?

I want my MBP to be unlocked with Disk Encryption Password before getting access to the login screen. (read : I want to have two passwords prompts before the MBP can be used) Therefore, I made a ...
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iCloud setup on Mac - What password to use in last step

I have iCloud turned off on my Mac, and now I want to turn it on. In the first step, it wants my Apple ID and password, in 2nd step it wants my Mac user password but in 3rd step it wants password to ...
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Why was my macOS login password reset for the second time without my intention?

Today, for the second time in a 2-yearly span it happened to me that my macOS login password stopped being accepted overnight and I had to reset it via Apple Id (it doesn't let you use anything but ...
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Automatically Mount Encrypted Core Storage Volume (10.14.4+)

Prior to Mojave 10.14.4, macOS would automatically attempt to mount locked Core Storage volumes, and if the necessary password was found in the current user's keychain this would occur automatically. ...
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Mac password stopped working after I created a new keychain entry

I wanted to use Keychain to store a very long seedphrase. After entering it, the password for my Mac stopped working. I'm panicking because I set this computer up ages ago, so I don't know if I have a ...