Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

Is is possible to decrypt an encrypted Time Machine backup with Ubuntu Linux? If so, how?

share|improve this question

Yes there is a way to mount a FileVault2 encrypted disk under Linux called libfvde, it uses the fuse Filesystem layer, but it is still experimental code.

The project is located here:

If you are interested in the detailed analysis of FileVault2 which lead to this implementation look here:

share|improve this answer
Appears to be located now at – Santa Claus Apr 7 at 1:28

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.