Password Protected Partition Doesn't Prompt for Password

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by tesla735, Dec 23, 2013.

  1. tesla735 macrumors newbie

    Oct 9, 2013
    I recently tried to create an encrypted partition on my macbook air. I successfully created a partition then erased it to MacOS Extended Journaled Encrypted. I typed in a password and that seemed to work fine. However, when I attempt to edit files on that partition I am not prompted for a password. I have checked keychain access and could not find the password there.

    Any ideas?

    Running: OS X 10.8.5 on a 2013 13" MacBook Air

    Thanks in advance!
  2. mpantone macrumors 6502

    Mar 20, 2009
    Apple's FileVault 2 partition encryption scheme does not enforce security at the individual file level.

    Rather, it is a full disk encryption; once the volume is mounted by an authorized user with the correct password, the drive is accessible to all users and remains so until the system is rebooted.

    For more details, please consult the Apple support document on FileVault 2:

    If you wish to password protect a particular file, you need to use another application to do so. I have no specific recommendations, as I do not enforce individual file security on my system.

    Good luck.

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