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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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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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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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How to diagnose slow file transfer performance?

I just bought a brand new MacBook Pro and am transferring files from a brand new external SSD hard drive. Performance is much lower than I expected. The picture is showing ~44 MBps, which has been on ...
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Decrypt files recovered from encrypted external hard drive

I am trying to recover the data from one of the external hard drives of my company. I ended up using DiskDrill to extract all the files into a new, non-encrypted hard drive. Unfortunately I made the ...
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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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Factory reset halfway through filevault decryption?

I am selling my MacBook Pro and was reading through what to do before factory resetting the Mac. One of the recommended steps was turning off FileVault, but now I want to reset the hard drive and ...
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Unable to mount Filevault drive after system crash

My old 2011 Mac Book Pro crashed, the SSD drive is a few months old and the motherboard is displaying a light but existing burn mark... It's fair to believe the motherboard is dead and that the drive ...
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A fast encryption for external hard drive

Is it possible to set up encryption such that backups are still reasonably fast? I will accept a 25 to 50% degrade in performance, but not a 10x blowup in time to completion. I have an 4 TB external ...
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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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Encrypt external HDD without erasing data on High Sierra?

I'm running Filevault on my internal hard drive, but I realized that I never encrypted my external drive. Currently it's running Mac OS Extended (Journaled) and I'm not seeing any encrypt options ...
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Change APFS Volume to case sensitive

I have a macbook pro with 1TB internal glued flash drive, of which around 600GB are full. I would like to change the volume format from APFS (case insensitive, encrypted) to APFS (case sensitive, ...
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Getting Mac to ask for disk encryption password

Sometime in the past if I turned off the power to my Macbook Pro, when I started it up it would ask for a disk password. After that it would load the OS and ask me to select a user to login. Now when ...
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CoreStorage logic volume failed to mount

I have an encrypted hfs+ external SSD. When I plug it into my mac and, it prompts for my password, but after I enter it nothing happens. I tried this in terminal:
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Can FileVault protected data be accessed if the hard drive has been NON securely wiped?

I had my hard drive protected by FileVault before I started having major software issues. I have plenty of Time Machine backups so I wiped the hard drive using the disk utility in recovery mode. ...
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Partition type FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

Yes, I already tried this one: Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable My main partition is in this ffffffff-ffff-ffff-ffff-ffffffffffff format or whatever it ...
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All data lost? External Hard drives encrypted with filevault and 'espionage'. Macbook pro internal hard drive damaged

I have several external hard drives, most encrypted with FileVault. Some with a 3rd party software called 'Espionage' (FileVault is better). My MacBook Pro's internal hard drive suddenly started ...
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Disk Utility info shows encrypted disk is not encrypted!

Using macOS Sierra: Disk Utility > File > New Image > Blank Image..., I created an encrypted .dmg file. However when I open this .dmg (by entering password) and click "Info" in disk utility, it says: ...
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I was able to erase FileVault encrypted drive

My Mac mini was running Sierra. It had FileVault enabled. I read that you shouldn't be able to erase a FileVault encrypted drive. I logged into Recovery and I was able to erase the drive. The next ...
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Copy complete partition mapping

How do I copy the whole partition map for a drive 'cloned' with DD? Same size hard drive for input and output of DD. Device block size was 4096 Bytes on input disk, 512 Bytes on output disk. Filevault ...
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Mystery: Filevault not prompting for password after hard drive removed and reinserted

I hooked up my 8,1 Macbook Pro's (A) fully Filevault 2-encrypted internal disk (El Capitan) to another Mac B (also El Capitan) externally to back it up. I had to input my Filevault password (every ...
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How to make sector level copy of external hard drive with FileVault 2 enabled?

How do I make a "sector level" copy of a 4TB external hard drive that contains Filevault 2-encrypted partitions? The hard drive has three partitions each encrypted using Filevault 2. I have all three ...
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Does FileVault hurt responsiveness on a spinning HDD?

I have a 5k iMac (Late 2015), with a spinning hard disc, running El Capitan. I'm considering enabling FileVault, but I'm concerned if it will hurt responsiveness. Will it? I understand that it doesn'...
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How to repair HFS+ partition?

So somehow my 2013 Retina MacBook Pro's internal SSD went and got its partition map messed up. I was using it, put it to sleep, and when I woke it back up about an hour later I was presented with a ...
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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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Partition type suddenly FFFFFFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFF-FFFFFFFFFFFF, drive unmountable

I have two drives inside my MBP, an SSD for the OS and the original HDD for large Data. The HDD has 3 Partitions: My Data (Core Storage volume) 20Gb for Linux 4Gb for Linux Swap Recently I ran ...
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Is it possible to encrypt a hard drive that is dual booting ubuntu using rEFInd?

I recently installed ubuntu on my macbook pro. I am using rEFInd to dual boot ubuntu. Following the installation, I tried to encrypt my Macintosh HD partition by first converting the disk to core ...
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Always ask for password when mounting encrypted partition

I have an external disk with partitions A and B. B is an encrypted HFS volume with as password. (Presented as "Apple_CoreStorage" or "Logical Volume OS X Extended"). When I connect the drive, OS X ...
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howto encrypt “WD My Passport Pro” online? support.wdc.com with dangerous solution (no security)

I wish to encrypt my WD My Passport Pro drive. I receive error With Google I found An error message occurs when attempting to create an encrypted backup on a My Book Thunderbolt Duo in the Mac OSX ...
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Encrypt External Hard Drive for Mac and Linux

I have an external hard drive that I backup with Time Machine. I'm trying to determine the best way (or if it's even possible) to encrypt it so that Time Machine can still back it up and it can be ...
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How secure are files on an unencrypted hard disc?

How secure are files, that I saved on an internal Macbook hard disc using OSX 10.11? I cannot check whether the hard drive is encrypted using FileVault as the machine crashed. I am thinking whether I ...
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Lost hard drive space to Boot Camp

Boot Camp caused ~200 GB of my 750 GB HD to disappear and I cannot re(un)-partition it through Disk Utility and when I try to reformat the storage through the terminal using: diskutil cs resizeVolume ...
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Can I enable FileVault and then partition my hard drive later?

I just bought a 2014 MacBook Pro with a 512GB SSD. I updated to El Capitan today and when it booted up for the first time, it asked me if I wanted to enable FileVault. I chose not to because I wasn't ...
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Decrypt an external hardrive FileVault

Recently, I had an accident with my Macbook Pro. I dropped water on it and the motherboard is now dead, which means my Macbook Pro is also dead. Hopefully, the hard drive isn't damaged. When I plugged ...
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Drive does not stay mounted

I created an encrypted RAID 0 disk following Why doesn't FileVault work on a RAID volume? on a WD My Passport Pro $ diskutil cs createLVG TimeMachineLVG disk5 Started CoreStorage operation ...
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How to enable FileVault after upgrading SSD on a MacBook Pro with no Recovery Partition

I have been using a 1 TB SSD with my 17" MacBook Pro Early 2011. With the recent availability of 2 TB SSD's, I wanted to upgrade to the larger size. I have upgraded my HD several times since I ...
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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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Is disk image encryption slower than partition encryption?

I am considering two options to encrypt some data: add a new encrypted partition add an encrypted disk image Which option is faster in terms of disk read/write speed? I suspect that an encrypted ...
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What is a locked hard drive, and how does it relate to encryption?

When I mount a Mac hard drive on another computer, I often get prompted to "unlock" the drive. What does this mean? Is a locked hard drive different from an encrypted one, or is "unlocking" just ...
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How do I encrypt an external drive with FileVault 2 in OSX Yosemite

Ok, so according to https://www.apple.com/osx/what-is/security/ I should be able to encrypt ANY external drive..."with ease" using FileVault 2. I have a brand new (empty) 2TB Fantom Drive model: ...
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My system seems stuck on Optimize hard drive in FileVault

Just upgraded to Yosemite. Going through the process it asked about file vault. I said yes to encrypt it, so it started to optimize hard drive it seems to be stuck on 2 hours left....probably been 3 ...
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Do I have a Recovery HD?

I replaced my MBPs HDD with an SSD and put the HDD in the optical bay. Since then, I was missing the Recovery HD partition. That was still on Lion Now I have upgraded to Yosemite, and running ...
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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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How do I fix my SSD after installing Yosemite and Enabling TRIM? No boot & can't erase

I recently upgraded to Yosemite, enabled FileVault and foolishly enabled TRIM (had no idea it wasn't supported). Upon restart, my machine gets the grey screen with the crossed-out circle of death. ...
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Can you Recover Data from a Filevault encrypted harddrive externally?

My mac won't boot and it maybe a harddrive issue, but I need to get the data off it, is it possible to recover the data using a set of tools if I know the password and have the appropriate cables?
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Can one mount a FileVault 2 encrypted drive from Windows?

I encrypted an external drive with FileVault 2. Now it would be great if I could access it from a Windows PC. Is this outright impossible? I found no definitive answer either way.
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Extremely slow write speed to encrypted external drive on Mavericks

Writing to a fully encrypted USB flash drive on Mavericks is extremely slow. The drive model I used for testing was a Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate 3.0 G3 (64 GB). I tested transfer speeds by ...
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After enabling File Vault, OS X doesn't mount disk automatically anymore

I have an external 2 TB LaCie drive connected via FireWire 800 to my MacBook Pro (8,2 – early 2011 model), which runs OS X 10.8.5. It has one big partition which is a Time Machine target, and the ...
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Copy/Migrate FileVault 2 encrypted hard drive

I'm running OS X Mavericks and have the entire hard drive encrypted with FileVault 2. I intend to upgrade to a larger hard drive (actually an SSD). In the past when not using FileVault, I used Carbon ...
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Expanding a partition at the end of a drive to fill the entire drive

I have an external HDD connected to a Lion iMac (though I can use my Mountain Lion Air if it will make the process simpler) that was split right down the middle with two partitions. The first was ...