Post as a guest Name. I assume you think I used the File Vault feature January 25, at 8: This is especially true if the computer was used in a household with kids who tend to use much simpler passwords. Posted on Sep 18, 4:

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In order to recover the original plain-text password, you will have to run an attack using fidewire specialized tool such as Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery. There is also an additional unlock method available called Institutional Recovery Key.

Or is the maximum per second on filevault 2? They are all protected by FileVault.

If not then Apple did another stupid September 17, at 6: Best apps to download now for your new iPhone. So why encrypt your external drives? Once your volume is finished encrypting, the menu option will change from Encrypt to Decrypt. Click on the image for a larger version at flickr. In the event you forget your password and your recovery key, and you chose to store with Apple, you can contact AppleCare, answer these three questions, and Apple will provide you the forgotten password.


Time Machine backups are not encrypted by default. When the drive is mounted, the user is prompted for one of the passwords allowed to unlock the drive. July 20, at Apple replaced the hard drive, but now, I want to recover my files from the old hard drive Time Machine.

However, while testing trial version, I cannot extract the. Good job on your password Chuck! I remember her talking about encrypting her laptop but I never supporta any notice. Ask Different works best with JavaScript enabled.

Encrypt and protect a disk with a password using Disk Utility on Mac

Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Passwords cannot be extracted from a Mac OS X computer; you can only extract password hashes. The title of the window doesn’t matter, and you don’t need to post that.

It means you need to reformat your hard drive. Launch Terminal and use the following command line to mount the disk image:. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. I am trying to use a mac mini running It was possible to encrypt an external drive in Mac OS X Lion, but it was destructive and any data on the drive was lost. If the Mac has a firmware password set, it will not be able to enter Ub Disk Mode.


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We need to be careful and not assume our password will always be the last one guessed. If you use another browser, they may not work as described. Any idea on how long a farm filevsult Nvidia GTX s would take to crack the recovery key if possible? Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.

But not all adapters are known to work correctly in Target Disk Mode, so if you can, connect directly to the same port type. I’ve tested these instructions only with the Safari web browser. When setting up a FileVault 2 volume, you may be prompted to enable other user accounts to unlock the encrypted volume:. Since attacking a password can be lengthy business, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery can utilize multiple computers to simultaneously attack passwords.