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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How to prioritize decryption on older MacBook Pro?

I'm working on a 2011 MacBook Pro, and the decryption process is taking forever. It seems that it speeds up if I click on the System Preferences window. Is there a way to prioritize the process using '...
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Turning File Vault on, and instantly upgrading to macOS Big Sur is not a problem?

I just got a new MacBook Pro 16 inch from the IT department, and after I turned on the machine, it asked me for a series of set up questions. One of them is File Vault, so I answered "Yes". ...
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Why is the “Encrypted” format not available in the list when erasing a USB flash chip in Disk Utility?

It shows up for normal, external hard disk drives. Is there a way I can force it to encrypt? The installed OS X is El Capitan.
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MacBook admin account password reset using Apple ID does not work

I talked to Apple support and they were not able to figure this out. MacBook 13 Retina Early 2015 with latest 10.11 El Capitan updates. I changed my admin MacBook user password, tested the new ...
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How do I change the login screen background in macOS Big Sur?

I'm asking for help with FileVault enabled. A similar question was answered for Mojave, but their Swift program doesn't work in Big Sur because /Library/Desktop Pictures/Mojave.heic no longer exists.
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How do I get the password hint for an encrypted disk?

I created an encrypted disk on a USB drive the other day, and added a password hint. I don't remember what the password is. (I have a scheme for mapping hints to passwords, so when there's a hint ...
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When and how does FileVault decrypt a SSD on a T2 Machine

Based on what the T2 chip, on user log in, decrypts a SSD with FileVault enabled? Bypassing the user password will result in a possible decryption of the SSD? As several years ago there where tools ...
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Use target mode to pull data from a hard disk encrypted with FileVault?

I got this message on a MacBook Pro 2012: path /system/installation/packages/osinstall.mpkg appears to be missing or damaged The first thing to do is to safe data. The hard disk is encrypted with ...
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changing mechanism list for authorization right `system.login.filevault`

in M1 they turned FileVault access to authorization right with the following name : system.login.filevault I was wondering if it's possible to change its related list of mechanisms : <?xml version=&...
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How to check for and remove FileVault2 iCloud recovery key

[macOS Mojave 10.14.6] I created a bootable external SDD. I apparently didn't follow the traditional path of installing macOS and then enabling FileVault later in settings. Instead, I formatted the ...
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Cannot login or unlock FileVault encrypted volume after a Big Sur update gone wrong

I am facing a little nightmare here after trying to update a FileVault-encrypted two-port 2017 Macbook Pro from Mojave to Big Sur. During the update the following error ocurred: An error occurred ...
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Quickest way to “destroy” the contents of a drive?

Consider a drive protected with the latest iteration of Filevault. If I wanted to make the contents of the disk unrecoverable, I could of course do a security wipe of the entire drive - which would ...
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Old iMac Hard Drive not readable as external

My friend's iMac would not boot. I ran TechTool Protogo using a thumb drive with TTP 9 to test the hard drive. It reported several hundred failed sectors on the drive, so I recommended we replace it....
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Some USB Ports dont support usb hub after login

I have a problem that seems to be a combination of other problems mentioned here & on the apple support forums. I've tried al the fixes I could find but am still coming up short. I have a USB-C ...
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M1 Mac (in DEP) first created user has no Secure Token

I have an M1 Mac that is in DEP (using Jamf). If I wipe the machine (from within Recovery Mode) and reinstall Big Sur 11.1, the first created user does not have a Secure Token, and so I can not enable ...
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Can AppleScript be used to brute force a FileVault drive where the password is lost?

I make a terrible mistake. I totally lost my paper with the secret password for my encrypted external GUID hard drive. This external drive contains many pictures but also some works documents very ...
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Mac not bootable, save files with other mac

I am looking for a way to recover files from a Mac. Following facts: The files I want to recover are on Mac #2. I have another Mac if I need it. Mac #2 no longer turns on. It no longer boots up. It ...
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How to view progress when encrypting a disk?

Mountain Lion allows one to encrypt any disk by right-clicking on the disk in the Finder and selecting Encrypt from the contextual menu. Is there anyway to check on the progress of this encryption ...
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Do linked files located on FileVault partition make the encrypted file readable?

Question Does a link, symlink, or macOS finder aliases to a file/directory located on a version 1 FileVault partition/container/volume to a partition not under the FileVault coverage allow unencrypted ...
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Is it possible to encrypt an HFS+ disk in MacOS 11.2.1?

I use USB-connected, mechanical disk drives as Time Machine backup media. I have a lot of data. I encrypt them. They are all formatted as HFS+ . In this post, I use the expression HFS+ to mean "...
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FileVault 2 encrypted drive not accepting unlock password in recovery mode

My Mid-2012 Mac Book Air running an up-to-date install of Mountain Lion crashed the other evening (browsing the web, one tab started beach-balling, and refused to be force-quit so I forced a restart). ...
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Remove permissions from the internal drive when booting from external drive

I have a macbook runnning Catalina. I would like to know if it's possible, when I am booting from an external SSD another version of Catalina to not be able to access the internal drive of the Macbook....
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Will my time machine back up go crazy if I changed my password for file vault?

I was thinking of changing my FileVault password to a stronger one - and that got me wondering if that will mess up my time machine. Can i ask what is the proper way to change the password of your ...
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How to perform FileVault authenticated restart when updating OSX from AppStore?

I am aware of the authenticated restart when using FileVault 2 on OS X. Running the fdesetup authrestart command does however restart the system immediately. Now, when running the OS X Update from ...
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Cannot enable FileVault (options greyed out) on macOS Catalina Clean install

I just did a clean install off off my MacBook Pro by dd'ing the hard drive, and then installing macOS Catalina from a bootable USB. I formatted the internal ssd using apple filesystem and installed ...
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Encrypt Documents folder without using Filevault in Catalina

I have a 2012 Mac Mini running Catalina (10.15.7) that has been suffering Bluetooth issues for the last month or so leading me to try most things on the Internet that I could find to fix a ...
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How can you verify that FileVault 2 is enabled on a macbook?

I bought a Macbook Pro the other day to test out to see if I like it enough to switch from Linux on my personal laptop. Aside from numerous aches and pains as I try to learn the Mac way of doing ...
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Make FileVault password different from user login password?

In macOS Catalina, I want to specifically set a different (and longer) password for unlocking FileVault (e.g. when I first turn my MacBook Pro on) vs. a shorter password to use in more casual contexts ...
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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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Encrypt backups on encrypted APFS drive for Time Machine backup?

I have a 1 TB internal drive (with APFS file system and FileVault enabled) I want to backup using Time Machine to an external USB hard drive. I want the backup itself encrypted so no one who has the ...
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What is APFS “Disk User” and how to add multiple crypto users via diskutil?

I recently learned that it is possible to encrypt an APFS volume within a container from the CLI using the diskutil command like so: diskutil apfs encrypt -user disk disk3s1 where disk3s1 is the only ...
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Enabled FileVault with disabled SSV possible with Big Sur?

My Hardware is a 2019 MacBook Pro 15" has the T2 chip and runs macOS 11.0.1. After disabling SSV via csrutil authenticated-root disable and rebooting I can not enable FileVault. Unfortunately the ...
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recover a deleted file while the filevault is turned on

If I turn on the file vault and someone turns it off and recovers the deleted file, does it recover to an encrypted state? And if someone knew the password on my MacBook, could someone decrypt the ...
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Is there a FileVault compatible 3rd party Bluetooth keyboard?

Whole disk encryption on macOS requires HID devices to be able to connect before most of the system has booted up. Logitech support recommends turning off FileVault (!!) or not to use Bluetooth (their ...
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Drive unmountable FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF issue

I have the standard single drive inside my MBP. The issue is inside my external usb drive. The HDD had 4 (visible) partitions: My Passport (Core Storage volume) 959 gb SSD (backup for my mbp) 339 gb ...
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Setting preference for com.apple.loginwindow to disable auto login in managed system

I was setting disable autologin manually using the following command defaults write /Library/Preferences/com.apple.loginwindow DisableFDEAutoLogin -bool YES. However, it didn’t read this new attribute ...
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Option to unlock fileVault without password

For regular login using loginWindow, there's a way to use SmartCard instead of typing a password. I was wondering if it's also possible to unlock the fileVault using the same mechanism or any other ...
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Differential diagnosis: source of password error with external HD

I have a LaCie Rugged external HD that has had issues with the password for the disk-level encryption resulting from being formatted in macOS Recovery for use with Time Machine. On a number of ...
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Encrypting Disk stuck on “Status: Checking”

I have a Mac mini with 2 disk, and I wanted to encrypt the second (non-boot) disk. I used Finder's right click > Encrypt to start the encryption process. However, it seems to be stuck. diskutil cs ...
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FileVault stuck on decrypting 90%

I couldn't partition my hard drive because FileVault was turned on. I then started decrypting, but it got stuck on 90%. After 4 days at 90%, I can still access my device, but it's laggy and ...
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Is there a way to encrypt data on iCloud?

I currently use Backblaze for online backup. I am thinking of switching to just storing all my documents on my iCloud drive. With Backblaze, you can set an encryption key. Without this key no one ...
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Cannot reset password using Apple ID

I got quite the headscratcher here... I'm in a password reset loop. I have been tasked with "fixing" my wife's MacBook. I'm a technical support engineer for SOLIDWORKS 3D CAD on the Windows ...
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Using Carbon Copy Cloner 4 to create encrypted bootable HFS+ clones from APFS source

Background According to the Carbon Copy Cloner documentation CCC4 cannot clone the Recovery HD from an APFS source to an HFS+ target: Note: CCC v4 requires an HFS+ formatted source for creating ...
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how does FileVault get the key to unlock an encrypted drive?

I an trying to understand how FileVault (specifically the later version used in recent macOS releases, i.e. FileVault 2) stores and retrieves its encryption key. This is prompted by two specific ...
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T2 chip encryption benefits: “Your encrypted SSDs automatically mount and decrypt when connected to you mac.”

I just read the mac page about SSD encryption by the T2 chip here Always back up your content to a secure external drive or other secure backup location so that you can restore it, if necessary. You ...
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Encrypted forgot password NO Recovery Key

I forgot my password to my Macbook Pro and I dont have the recovery key. I dont ever remember putting my computer on FileVault lock...to the point well forgot my password. I need help :'( I have ...
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T2 Chip/Filevault 2 Isn't Asking for Password Before Unlocking System Drive

I have a 2018 Mac Mini with an encrypted system volume that should only be unlockable by a single user. It used to be the case that when I started up my computer I get a brief apple logo then see a ...
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Headless Mac mini: Share Screen + FileVault

At the office we have a Mac mini that will be used to run a Teamcity agent. It is a requirement from our security department that we enable FileVault on this machine. I will also need to manage ...
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How can I figure out what's slowly eating my HD space?

Every few days I get notices on my MacBook that it's running or run out of hard drive space. Curiously, restarting the computer will enable me to recover gigabytes of space (this past time, it was ...
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How can FileVault encryption process be stopped/disabled?

I enabled FileVault on my Mac running High Sierra in the Security and Privacy System Preferences tab. Now my computer is extremely slow, I can't even use it. FileVault is still in the process of ...

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