Software :: Deleted My Filevault Sparsebundle - Error Opening This Users Filevault

Feb 24, 2009

i thought my filevault sparsebundle was my timemachine backups, and it was taking up 125gb of space.. so i deleted it, now when i try to log on it says "error opening this users filevault" and so i started it in command line and now i tried to run it in single user mode, but it won't let me type any letters when it is installing and it just wont work.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 420 GB FileVault Sparsebundle Fills Up Disk?

May 21, 2012

i do have an urgent problem with my macbook pro. for some days its tellingme that my startup disk is full. therefore i cleared about 14 gb of space from the 500 gb disk. next day i controlled via get info and i could literally see the space being used up again in ca 40 min. so i googled around via my phone since the mac did not show any websites anymore...

so i know now that it is not the time macine since i do not use it as also any idisk or any other backup software/hardware

i downloaded grandperspective and found this sparsebundle file of incredible 418Gb size made of many many numbered files of 8,4MB each fromca 10 different dates since i have the mac. 

i am new to mac and an old dos user therefore i do not know how this bundle is designed or if i can delete files of this band folder. i googled that this file is from FileVault and therefore reconstructed everytime i log out. i do at times hard reset the mac(5secs power button) when its not as fast as i want or blocked by too great 3d files i work onold dos habit. could these be leftovers?

please please help me with this issue since i have to work and like that the beautiful mac doesnt even open up websites..

PowerBook, Mac OS X (10.7.4), sparsebundle size FileVault delete

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Intel Mac :: Unable To Log In FileVault Error?

Feb 3, 2012

Just returned from the apple store. They can't explain what happened but there is a FileVault error and it cant be fixed. We now have a parallel login but no software or files are on it. The tech at the store suggested someone who may be able to get into the FileVault. This just suddenly happened with no forewarning.  The iMac is under a year old.

iMac, iOS 5

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Decrypt Files Reconstructed From Deleted Drive Saved Using FileVault 2?

Jul 5, 2012

I had used FileVault 2 on the entire drive and had later deleted all contents. After changing my mind, I used SoftTote Data recovery for mac to retrieve the deleted files. So now I have a bunch of reconstructed .dbf files and such, but I don't know how to access them. Any better way to retrieve the data I regretted deleting?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: FileVault Encryption Failure / Error -69774

Dec 8, 2014

I used File Vault to do an drive encryption and the encryption process failed.

Now I receive the "do not enter" gray screen at startup and cannot load OS Mavericks,

and am essentially locked out of my computer since the encryption process failed. 

I've tried holding "CMD+R" to do a disk repair. Disk was okay.

I've tried holding "CMD+R" to do a restore from Time Machine. Destination (main) disk is locked and will not take my password (which is correct).

I've tried holding "CMD+R" to do a clean install. Destination (main) disk is locked and will not take my password.

I have tried using Terminal command diskutil corestorage unlockVolume UUID -stdinpassphrase which returns: "Logical Volume successfully unlocked. Error: -69774: Couldn't bring the new Core Storage Logical Volume online" 

So I am locked out. I cannot restore with Time Machine. I cannot do a clean install. I'm stumped.

It's a 2009 Mac Pro running 10.9.5 Mavericks.

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OS X :: Cannot Enable FileVault

Jun 12, 2009

I just reinstalled Mac OS X in my mac mini - new hard drive (320GB) and I wanted to try the FileVault feature for once.... but I get a message saying that my home folder is not in a Mac Extended FS.

I checked the Disk Utility and I have only 1 partition formatted with Mac Extended FS (Case Sensitive).

Is there a special setup to enable FileVault? (I'm new to this stuff)

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OS X :: Lost Filevault Data ?

Jul 25, 2009

I recently did a fresh OS install of my mac. I knew that everything was safely backed up on my external drive (through time machine). However, for some reason my filevault home folder ISN'T showing up on the external drive. I am quite certain the files are there, it's just my mac can no longer read them it seems....Is there any way to recover this data?

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OS X :: Recovering Files From Filevault

Nov 23, 2009

My mac recently crashed and did not start back on. In worry, I installed my leopard DVD to start back the computer. As far as I remember everytime I shut my comp. down it went though FILEVAULT. And now in order to the computer to work I had install everything again. So I did. It asked me to delete all files and folders and I clicked YES, hoping I have in my time capsule or filevault.But now I don't know to restore my files.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 2 Ssd's In MBP - Will Filevault Encrypt Both Of Them

Apr 5, 2012

i have 2 ssd's in my MBP. Will filevault 2 encrypt both of them? One has lion 10.7.3 and all the apps etc, the other one has my home folder.

MacBook Pro (15-inch Early 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Logon Through Filevault

Apr 6, 2012

I had some problems after updating the iTunes, and at the end, I decided to use Time Machine. Picked a date before iTunes update, but after finishing, I could not logon. The filevault came with a warning, not able to logon to "my acount name", due to a failure. I'm 100% of the password, and when i try other passwords, it simply shake. I can logon through guest, but all programs, files etc are gone. 

Anyone who knows about this...what to do? Is there any way I can collect the information from the Time Machine? When I'm possitive about the right password? 

When i just reinstall Lion, there are a few programs missing...iPhoto, iWeb, Garage etc...Should i start installing Snow Leopard, and afterwards the Lion? Dont wanna spend money on the programs that i had earlier through the Snow program... 

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), Lion and FileVault

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Reactivate Filevault

Jun 27, 2012

My filevault is not in the active mode. url...Cannot activate as the bottom is inactive.What is wrong? A time machine backup ist available. Can I use that to repair my Lion?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Yosemite :: FileVault Is Not Finishing

Dec 4, 2014

I have a problem with FileVault on my MacBook Air mid 2013, with yosemite 10.10.1 installed. On initial setup I turned on encrypting and it finished in an hour. But then I realized it uses too much energy and tried to turn it off, but it said the encryption is not finished and i need to connect to the power adapter. I've done it, but nothing happened. Even though the progress bar shows it's finished, I can't now turn it off.

MacBook Air, OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: FileVault - How Much Hard Drive Space Enough

Oct 18, 2010

Trying to turn on FileVault I get a message saying:
There isn't enough space on your hard disk to turn on FileVault. Turning on FileVault requires an additional 132.2 GB of free space on the volume "Macintosh HD". Try emptying the Trash or deleting files you don't need.

Finder says that hard drive "Macintosh HD" has a capacity of 499.76 GB and that 180.42 GB are available. Am I to understand that to run FileVault I would need 312.62 GB (132.2 + 180.42 GB) empty on a 499.76 GB hard drive?! Seems crazy! Might this be related to Parallels 6 or something?

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OS X :: FileVault And PowerPoint 2008 On MacBook Pro

Jan 30, 2009

I just enabled filevault for my macbook pro, I was worried about it while on campus and traveling and wanted an added layer of security. Now my powerpoints won't work, they won't even load, this only happened since enabling powerpoint yesterday. Is there anything I can do to make it work or do I need to disable filevault?

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OS X :: How To Use FileVault - Where Does It Consume The Extra Space

Apr 21, 2010

After talking to AppleCare, my understanding is that FileVault works by storing the entire home directory as an encrypted disk image. Fair enough, this makes sense.

However, I'm going to configure my Mac Pro with an SSD as the boot disk, and plan to move my home directory off to the non-boot disk. With FileVault enabled, this raises a couple concerns for the SSD Boot disk.

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Jun 29, 2010

Or are there better ways to do this? I read about some disadvantages and I won't be able to use file sharing with windows. I want to make sure my data's protected if my MBP got stolen.

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Software :: Won't Work With Filevault / Can't Unlock

Mar 30, 2010

Macbook, bought in 2006, 10.6.2

had the spinning rainbow for a day, went to gray screen with apple icon and spinning time wheel, but no boot. Went to safe boot, fscky, 3 attempts no fix.

Decided for re-install, went to target mode, everything in Home Folder is gone. Facepalm. I run Filevault. Last backup 1 month ago, no maintenance user. Am i locked out?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How Secure Is FileVault Encryption

Mar 24, 2012

I'm looking to encrypt data on my hard drive. I keep hearing about truecrypt. How robust is FileVault and where can i find out how to use it? 

Pro, Mac OS X (10.7), 2.2 Ghz Intel Core i7

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Find Out If FileVault Is Enabled?

Apr 10, 2012

How do I find out if FileVault is enabled?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: 2 Log-in Screens After Turning Filevault 2 On In Mac?

May 6, 2012

I turned file-vault on in Mac OSX Lion 10.7.3 and now I am presented with log-in screens 2 times whenever I reboot my mac. First log-in screen comes immediately, is a light gray screen with filevault-enabled users, so I enter my password there and after some time I am presented with a second normal log-in screen, dark gray with all users. After entering my password in this second login screen, I am able to use my mac.  

I am wondering if this 2 log-in screens is the normal behavior after turning on the filevault 2 on in Mac OSX Lion?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.7), 8GB, 500GB, core-i7, late 2010

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Possible To Protect One Folder With FileVault?

May 8, 2012

I have just one file folder on my laptop with sensitive data that needs to be encrypted, can I do that with file vault? If so, how? and if not, any 3rd party app for that? I have 1 password but that won't cut it.

MBP, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Whitelisting A Folder For FileVault 2

Jun 21, 2012

how I can mark a folder not to be encrypted by FileVault 2?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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Dec 4, 2014

I've got a MacBookPro that's a couple of years old, but hasn't had any problems before - and then I updated to Yosemite. Since then it's been sluggish, stuttering and with a spinning rainbow wheel every five or ten seconds. It's got to the point where it's unusable - you click, you wait, then wait, then it reacts. Sloooow.  

It's a 2.4GHz Intel Core i5 model, purchased in Summer 2012. 4GB of memory - and I've deleted everything off it, all my files and any third party programmes have gone now. On a 500GB hard disk, there's 468GB free now. It's practically got bats flying around in there it's so empty. 

Apple suggested a PRAM restart, then an erase & install, which I've done a couple of times. No dice. Then I saw that FileVault is running, trying to encrypt everything on the computer. It's stalled at around 20% or so, and hasn't changed for days. You can't switch off FileVault while it's encrypting, so I'm pretty stuck at the moment; I can't leave it running because it renders the computer unusable, and reinstalling won't stop FileVault either.  

how to switch off FileVault while it's running, and how to disable it in future?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), OS X Yosemite (10.10.1)

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OS X :: FileVault - Sensitive Stuff Outside Of The Home Folder?

Dec 14, 2008

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So, what sensitive stuff is outside of the Home Directory? Any system logs with potentially damaging info? Any badly written applications (i.e. MS Office 2004) that might keep sensitive data within the Application directory? Any stuff inside of the Library or System folders?

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OS X :: Unable To Login To My Account / Got Filevault Enabled?

Aug 19, 2009

Ok so i installed new software onto my mac then it told me to restart so i did. When it ran up again it gave me the log in screen so I logged in and typed my password in. Then it just gives me the default background and a cursor. I can log in on my other two accounts but all of my data is on the account I cant log in on! I have got Filevault enabled if that could be the problem??

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OS X :: Time Machine Doesn't Play Well With Filevault

Apr 24, 2010

i heard time machine doesn't play well with filevault, is this true?if it is too much of a hassle what is an good alternative to filevault?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Turned FileVault On But Mac Hangs After Login

Mar 22, 2012

I've just turned File Vault on on my MacBook Pro 13".I've followed all the steps: noting the FileVault Key, storing it into Apple and restarting my Mac.When my Mac has started, it has asked me for my login, and everything goes OK until the moment my desktop appears. At that moment in time, my Mac hangs, and I get the "colourful beach ball" and nothing seems to happen.I do have a backup on my Time Machine and I can format the disk and start over, but I don't understand why my Mac is freezing just because I've turned FileVault on.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: FileVault 2 : Can't Enable A Guest Account

May 8, 2012

given the disaster with FileVault 1 under 10.7.3 (passwords logged in plaintext in secure.log...) I changed my laptop to FileVault 2. But now I can't enable a guest account anymore. Have I lost the guest account on this system? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Is It Safe To Use FileVault 2 On A SSD That Has Been Installed After Purchase

May 14, 2012

Is it safe to use FileVault 2 on a SSD that has been installed after purchase, not an SSD that came with the MacBook? Can FileVault be undone if the performance is no good? 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Login To Filevault User Account

Jun 1, 2012

I'm now unable to log in to an account, I get the following error: You are unable to log in to the Filevault user account ___ at this time.  Log in in failed because an error occurred. I know my password is correct btw.  This is an account on a partition on the drive of a Macbook Pro.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7)

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