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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How do I remove a password from FileVault?

Before installing Mac OS X Yosemite, I created an encrypted partition and provided it with a password. When the installation finished I created a user and that user is in sync with FileVault, its ...
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OS X: Run script at Login screen with FileVault on

How to run a script at Login screen (BEFORE user types password to log in)? I have tried launchctl and place the script under both: /Library/LaunchDaemons/ /Library/LaunchAgents/ Still the script ...
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Time Machine encryption versus disk encryption

I'm backing up with Time Machine on a Mac Pro to an internal hard drive. I have encrypted my Time Machine backup in system preferences. This resulted in an initial backup of about 2 days, and backups ...
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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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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 (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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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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Mac OS X Disk Encryption - Automation

I want to setup a Mac Mini server with an external drive that is encrypted. In Finder, I can use the full-disk encryption option. However, for multiple users, this could become tricky. What I want to ...
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Does Filevault 2 encrypt deleted files created before Filevault activation?

I have a 2013 Macbook Air that I'm returning (drive is SSD). I didn't have Filevault turned on, and I erased the disk and reinstalled the OS (secure erase was not available as an option). I then ...
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Dual boot OS X 10.7/10.8 with File Vault and encrypted backup

Mac Mini Core i5-2520M (mid 2011 model) plus external Fire Wire Freecom 1GB drive Current: Vanilla setup - ie. a single visible OSX 10.7 (Lion) partition plus hidden recovery partition File Vault ...
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How can I get my Time Capsule to be encrypted with FileVault now that my Macs have full disk encryption?

It seems absolutely idiotic that my disks are encrypted and automatically send all of their data unencrypted to NAS.
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Apple OSX - Prevent second partition asking for FileVault Password

wonder if anyone can help... So my work provides me with a MacBook Pro, what I have done is created a second partition with a second installation of OSX for personal use when at home. Both ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...