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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 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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Is there a way to mirror to HDMI display on FileVault login screen?

I have a MacBook Pro Retina & Mavericks, with FileVault 2 enabled. I also mirror to an HDMI display, but it doesn't show anything on FileVault 2 login. This is an issue, because I'd like to get a ...
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Difference between FileVault and setting a partition format to Mac OS (Journaled, Encrypted)

Since I have multiple partitions (some for Linux and some for Mac OS) I can't enable File Vault. It somehow complains that it can't do the encryption, given that there are other partitions. Now what ...
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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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Encryption of APFS volume won't finish

A few weeks ago I told all of my three external hard drives to encrypt. This went well, macOS (10.13.4) converted them to a APFS formatted encrypted volume, except for one drive. This drive doesn't ...
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FileVault 2 Boot camp Partition

I have seen several different answers to this question and so I am a bit confused. If I enable Filevault 2 upon setup of my 2016 Macbook pro and THEN create a windows partition for boot camp, is the ...
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FileVault is frozen and slowing down computer

I'm having issues with FileVault being stuck while encrypting, and it's causing major slow downs in my system. I initially had my file system set to case-sensitive, which prevented me from installing ...
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How to make sure MacOS Recovery creates a Recovery Partition with Time Machine Restore?

I took a Time Machine backup to an external drive from old MacBook (Sierra) and then put it to a new one (High Sierra automatically) using macOS Recovery and "Restore From Time Machine Backup". Drive ...
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Users on boot screen don't refresh

I'm running macOS 10.13 on a MacBook. Users & Groups show me one Current User and a deactivated Guest User: but on the boot screen another user shows up, that I had added and removed a few weeks ...
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Apple's “sparse bundle” format documentation

I have on my hands a corrupted disk drive with a legacy FileVault image (.sparsebundle directory) and want to attempt to recover it. However, publicly available information I could find on this ...
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OS X prompts for password when connecting unencrypted volume and Disk Utility repair does not work

I have an external 250 GB SSD which now, when I connect it (via USB) to the computer, causes the OS (10.10.3) to prompt me with: Enter a password to unlock the disk The problem (well, a problem) ...
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Are repeated FileVault-related harddrive problems a signal that I have greater hard drive problems?

I found a great answer in the forums for an incorrect block count/invalid free block count problem that Disk Utility diagnosed when logged in but couldn't see in Recovery HD mode. Turning off ...
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OSX Mac Filevault2 prevent shutdown on login screen

I recently encrypted my 2014 Mac, OS X 10.9.5, using FileVault2. I noticed that the computer shuts after 5 minutes if there is no activity on the login screen. I believe this is a feature of ...
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FileVaults asks for Recovery Key, no option for User Password

My Mid-2012 Macbook Pro 13" (Core i7) with Mountain Lion (10.8.5) always asks for the FileVault recovery key (consisting of 24 digits and letters) when awakening from hibernation. I just get the ...
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How to make a bootable (encrypted) copy in an external drive from a FileVault 2 encrypted boot partition

I configured my MacbookPro (Retina) as follows: /dev/disk0 (GUID partition scheme) EFI 200 MiB Apple CoreStorage 128 GiB <- FileVault 2 encrypted Apple Boot 650 MiB <- ...
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Does File Vault store unencrypted data even if encryption is enabled in File Vault?

I noticed that a new File Vault 2 Backup volume first is backed up to, than encypted (for a few hours). So the first backup is unencrypted??? I already didn't like that about a new install of lion.
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Why is my external disk being backed up again by Time Machine?

My 200 GB music library resides on a SD card that is permanently inserted into my MacBook Pro. The volume is encrypted using Filevault. Time Machine will include that volume when doing backups onto an ...
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Speed up FileVault decryption process

There is a reason for me (testing) to turn off FileVault encryption on the boot drive on my Mac running macOS High Sierra (long story, off topic). So, I turned it off in System Preferences. I also ...
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Can't log in to my user on Mojave with Filevault enabled!

I am having issues with my user account in Mojave. The apple support reps and online forums signal that it is due to Filevault. Essentially my MacBook froze one day (beachball) and I powered off. ...
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MacBook Pro 2018 Windows Boot Camp with FileVault 2 and Bitlocker without TPM

I just got my new MacBook Pro Mid 2018, encrypted my Mac OS Mojave partition with FileVault 2, installed Boot Camp and Windows 10 Pro and wondered if it is possible to encrypt the windows partition as ...
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Time machine - does it do its own encryption, beyond volume encryption?

Time Machine allows encrypted backups. Where does this encryption happen? Is the data written to files inside the time machine volume encrypted? If so: does this mean it's possible to end up with "...
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FileVault will not finish and cannot turn FileVault Off

I have a MacBook Air and when I tried to install High Sierra, I was unable to do so because I received the message that I needed to turn FileVault off. When I went to FileVault it showed that it is ...
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Is it safe to leave encrypted (FileVault) macOS as is when leaving a company?

Last day at work. I have a Mac Mini with Sierra on board. FileVault is turned on. Disk is fully encrypted and the OS is not linked to AppleID. Just a local user account. Assuming that only I know ...
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Notify someone by email if FileVault Safari-Only Guest User logs in

This question is related to questions 154363 and 144801 (I can't link to them b/c I don't have the reputation and need my two link limit below), but they don't quite answer what I need. Please note ...
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Why do macOS accounts passwords with FileVault2 not work with punctuation or accented characters?

My MacBook Pro is running Sierra with FileVault enabled. I recently enabled iCloud 2 factor authentication. I had previously been using 2 factor verification, and my macOS account password was linked ...
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Temporarily set non-iCloud password; now both temporary and iCloud passwords required at startup

My Yosemite MacBook Pro is normally set to use my iCloud password. Taking it in for service to the Apple store, they suggested I create a temporary password, which I did by going to Users & Groups ...
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Does iCloud keychain stores FileVault passwords?

My MacBook Air drowned today and it was connected to an external hard drive encrypted with FileVault. I can't remember password for it. Will new Mac sync that password from iCloud or is the encrypted ...
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Broken FileVault Drive

I'm coming to you having a few issues with my old hard drive. Basically, my MacBook crashed a few days ago. It seems like my disk has some bad sectors and has started a kind of autodestruction ...
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Filevault (or something else) preventing Nvidia drivers from loading

I attempted to migrate to a new mac pro, in preparation I did the following : Using Carbon Copy Cloner, clone my primary drive to a new drive. The source drive was using file vault 2 and I ensured a ...
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FileVault 2 gives “boot file not written” error

I'm trying to enable FileVault 2 in Mountain Lion, but a few steps into the process of turning on the encryption I get the error "Boot file not written" and the encryption fails to succeed. Anyone ...
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“Failed to upgrade encrypted tmbootpicker.efi” in Time Machine backups

I've noticed the error "Failed to upgrade encrypted tmbootpicker.efi: Error Domain=NSCocoaErrorDomain Code=-50 "Could not find any Apple_Boot corresponding to the encrypted volume..." UserInfo=...
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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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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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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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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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macOS Mojave hibernatemode 25 | Dark Wake/ sleep wake

I have set hibernate mode to 25 and the standby time to 0 in macOS Mojave. Now my idea is that the Mac goes to deep sleep (no power to RAM). Most of the time it works; if I open the lid I see this ...
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Time Machine for reformatted external FileVault drive: how to explore files in backups; make future backups incremental from there

After the latest backup of an FileVault-encrypted SD was made on TimeMachine, I manually moved the its contents to another disk, then reformatted it, again as encrypted volume, and moved the file ...
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Why am I getting “Time Machine is backing up an encrypted disk to an unencrypted disk” when I'm not using encryption?

I have a new MacBook Pro 2018 model. It is using APFS but I have not enabled File Vault. I'm backing up to a Synology NAS, just but when I run my backups, I get the message: Time Machine is ...
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Which frameworks loads before decrypting FileVault? (help me messing around with login screen wallpaper)

as in title, I am messing around with login screen on MacOS Mojave, I managed to change guest picture (it is actually idiotic that you can't change it in settings) and login wallpaper to my own but ...
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After using an Institutional Recovery Key to unlock a drive how can it be decrypted

In macOS 10.13.6 I have a system I inherited. The previous user is gone. The drive is encrypted but an institutional recovery key that I am familiar with is in place. I need to unlock the encrypted ...
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Macbook Air Mid 2012 on Sierra: FileVault killed my keyboard and trackpad

Recently I decided to enable FileVault on my MBA mid 2012 running Sierra 10.12. Things that happened so far in a chronological order: After turning it on in Settings.app it seemed stuck so I forced ...
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MacBook Pro stuck on Update Needed login screen with progress bar

I have a 2011 MacBook Pro running macOS High Sierra. I recently installed an 8 GB RAM module and when I restarted, I was greeted by the Update Needed login screen. I restarted with Cmd + r and found ...
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Recover overwritten Encrypted OS X volume (APFS)

Is there a possibility to recover a 2TB APFS partition that has been altered by a fomatting command to a new 2TB APFS partion (i.e. the real data has not been deleted, encryption password is knonw, ...
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External Filevault disk permissions don't match users on migrated computer

I created a (bootable) backup disk for use in Carbon Copy Cloner and applied Filevault 2 following the CCC instructions. I am using the backup disk to transfer the files to a new computer. The old ...
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Recover partitions after ‘diskutil partitionDisk’ command

I accidentally repartitioned my main storage hard drive, by using the following terminal command on it: diskutil partitionDisk disk2 GPT JHFS+ "Canvio" 0g The hard drive has about 3 TB of data on it,...
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Brand new MacBook unuseable due to user account issue?

I bought a brand new MacBook and set it up earlier today. Went through setup, updated to High Sierra, enabled FileVault with a recovery key, wrote that down and then shut it down at some point. ...
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Login screen showing pre-filevault lock message

Before Filevault was on, I had a lock message set using ≪Set Lock Message≫: After turning on Filevault, I changed the lock message. However, I realize that when I restart the computer, the ...
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Unable to access older time machine backups after turning file vault off?

I've had FileVault turned one since I purchased my Mac. I recently turned it off and I've found that I can no longer access my older backups from when FileVault was enabled. Is there any way to gain ...
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Setting the default resolution/scaling of the login screen in FileVault enabled systems (macOS Sierra)

The login screen has a default scaling that is set when you boot up. Once booted though, it will adopt the scaling of whatever user was last logged in. I've heard the default scaling can be set by ...