FileVault is a system which encrypts files on a Macintosh computer. It can be found in the Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" operating system and later.

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Recreate MacBook Pro's overwritten GPT partition table

Already, neither Testdisk not GParted's rescue option have been able to recover the original partitions, so I think I have to recreate them manually. I'm on a late 2011 MacBook Pro with the stock ...
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Full Disk Encryption for Mac (Not PGP)

I purchased PGP Whole Disk Encryption for my Macbook Pro, and it's exactly what I need. After the Symantec acquisition, PGP no longer sells single licenses of the software so I can't purchase a ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted FileVault sparse bundle in OS X?

I made a huge noob mistake with my Macbook. I used Disk Inventory X to see why my drive was so full and it showed all my files under my user account as well as a huge amount of data in ...
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OSX - How to prevent / remove FDESetup defer that has been set

Yesterday I was at a customers and used their WiFi to get an internet connection during a meeting to demonstrate the solution developed so far. This morning when I try to logo onto my Mac Book Pro I ...
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How to troubleshoot problems with a hard disk encrypted with FileVault 2?

One of my mac started becoming intermittently unresponsive, so much so that I couldn't even manage to get it to restart regularly. After a hard reset, the pre-boot authentication screen of filevault 2 ...
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Mac OS X Lion (10.7) Drive Encryption

My iMac has two drives (a 256 GB solid-state drive, and regular 2 TB hard drive). The Mac OS X Lion system is installed on the solid-state drive and, like many other users, I have moved my user ...
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FileVault / DiskCorruption

i think about turning on FileVault on my machine, but i'm concerned about dataloss. I often do video-skype and for some reason video-skyping locks up my computer every once in a while and i have to do ...
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A mac with two hard drives and file vault, what are my options?

I currently have a mac, running Mac OS X, with one hard drive. My home directory is encrypted with FileVault and then I have a /Users/Shared that is not encrypted and is readable by other users (i.e.: ...
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Apple remove dir - user.sparsebundle

The Sparse bundle directory in my Mac Snow Leopard is taking lot of space. I don't have an option to disable FileVault on my Mac. Would like to know the after affects of removing the sparse bundle ...
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Recovery deleted filevault2 partition

I excitedly deleted my partition with my main OS. The partition is FileVault-encrypted. I formatted the hard drive while starting from an external OS X. I am using Mac OS X Yosemite. I still know the ...
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How to re-enable guest account after enabling FileVault or Find My Mac?

I enabled FileVault and Find My Mac and Guest Account is now disabled (i only see safari only guest mode). Is there a way to re-enable normal guest account again? I am on Macbook Pro 10.11.1
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Is it possible to store FileVault 2 key in the firmware?

I know that the Mac's firmware can store the FileVault recovery key during standby so it can resume transparently without making the user enter their password again. Apple even has a utility to ...
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FileVault impact on recovery

I am curious to know how FileVault impacts the recovery options in case of a crashed / corrupted hard drive that I can use: Does the fact that a block is not readable would impact more than this ...
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Recover/Reset OSX administrator password

I'm looking for some information about how to recover my administrator password if it happens for me to forget it. Let's say I've got an accident and I turned on my OS X after and it instantly prompts ...
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Generate a recovery key for a FileVault

When I created a FileVault encrypted partition to install OSX Yosemite, I don't think I created a recovery key. Is it possible to create a recovery key after the fact? How do you do it?
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Macbook filevault paused

So during the setup of my mac I have checked the FileVault box, and now it isn't finishing. When the macbook is not connected to the chargers it asks me to do so. When I connect the mac the Filevault ...
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MacBook (SSD + FileVault) doesn't restore after battery depletion

Setup: I have a MacBook Pro 15", mid 2009, 3.06GHz. The DVD drive has been replaced with a SAMSUNG SSD (830 series), 128GB, the battery has been replaced once with an original one. RAM was upgraded to ...
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How to access remote iPhoto Library with FileVault on?

After turning on FileVault on my MBA with Mavericks I can no longer access the iPhoto Library that I have on an external drive. It asks my to upgrade the iPhoto Library. But, accessing it from my MBP ...
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Recover from botched full disk encryption using FileVault2

I decided to enable full disk encryption using FileVault2 in OSX Mountain Lion, but near the end of the encryption process, I get a message telling me that it failed, and that I should disable and ...
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Install Truecrypt on a MacBook for whole disk encryption of the Win7 partition in GPT mode?

I see a 2009 post at http://www.wilderssecurity.com/showpost.php?p=1590313&postcount=3 which ALMOST gets me there but requires MBR partitioning style. Anyway, I followed that and got: Mac OS X ...
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Can diskutil encrypt already existing primary boot partition on OS X Lion?

For example this blog entry mentions that an existing partition with /Users can be encrypted, but it also says "secondary driver". Same remark has been mentioned in a few other blog posts I found via ...
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Changing FileFault encryption key size

I want to change the key size of FileVault drive encryption on OS X (10.11 El Capitan). By default, it is set at AES 256-bit. I want to set it to something a little more realistic, like 4096-, 8192-, ...
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Can i have a second partition with a full system in it, encrypted with FileVault/Truecrypt/Whatever?

I would like to have a second partition in my laptop. The second partition, differently from the first one, should be encrypted at a boot level. It will contain all my work stuff. Is it possible? ...
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Advantages of Enabling Firmware Password Protection

What security advantages, if any, would be gained by enabling Firmware Password Protection on a mac that already has filevault encryption for the disk?
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Is there any process to disable FileVault? My password doesn’t work

Got a MacBookPro of 2009. I activated, unfortunately, FileVault, following all steps, but when I try to enter my password the system refuses it. On apple support, I've found some infos, but nothing ...