Decrypting FileVault 2

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Twaize, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. Twaize macrumors member

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    So, I messed up a bit. I encrypted the drive on my secondary Mac, but forgot to press save on my new password in 1Password. **** happens, I get it. I did remember to save the Recovery Key, to unencrypt the drive. I just don't know how or where to do it. Google and DuckDuckGo haven't been very useful in this regard. Could someone please point me in the right direction? Thank you very much :).
     
  2. Gav2k macrumors G3

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    https://support.apple.com/kb/ht5077
     
  3. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    Wow--I guess I had better now forget my password--that is not at all like I expected the recovery key to work. :eek:
     
  4. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    The previous link is for if you use Mac in the enterprise. Those are steps for setting a corporate recovery key, so that sys admins can unlock machines of employees no longer with the company.

    If I recall correctly, after three failed attempts to get in, you will get the password box for the recovery key. Enter it there.
     
  5. Twaize thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you, I'll try that when I get home.
     
  6. bobr1952 macrumors 68020

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    That's more like I thought the procedure was too. That page on the Apple site is very confusing in that it is not obvious what exactly that procedure is used for.
     
  7. Twaize thread starter macrumors member

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    My thoughts exactly.

    Worked beautifully, thank you.
     

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