FileVault 2

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by NyYaNkEeFaN95, Aug 9, 2011.

  1. NyYaNkEeFaN95 macrumors regular


    Jul 24, 2011
    Long Island, NY
    Hey, I am currently running Mac OS X 10.7 Lion. A few days ago i ran FileVault and fully encrypted my SSD. I haven't tried this yet but will the Lion Recovery still work if i boot up and hold Command + R even though my SSD is encrypted using FileVault? And is there a way to turn off FileVault without deleting the data on the SSD?
  2. Eradik macrumors regular

    Jul 10, 2011
    Pacific Northwest
    As far as I know, yes it will work doing Command R.

    You can go into System Pref and back to the Security options and turn FileVault off from there. Note it takes just as long as it did turning on as it will to turn off.
  3. Yuusharo macrumors member

    Oct 24, 2007
    I'm running FileVault 2 right now and the Lion Recovery works great! Just select the drive in the Disk Utility, click the "unlock" button and type in a password.

    However, if you have an older machine that came with a Snow Leopard reinstall disk, the Snow Leopard Recovery won't be able to mount the encrypted drive at all. It can see it and erase it, but it won't let you mount it.

    But then again, why would you want to go back to SL ;)

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