July 20, at If you can change the Login Password on your computer by booting from either the Recovery Volume or another boot drive without eraasing your Internal HD you should be able to change the password on any external HD Skip to secondary content. I Accept Privacy Policy. Is this only possible for direct-attached disk? Select it in the results it should be at the top.

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The usual course of action to salvage the internal drive is to install the drive in an external enclosuretake it to another Mac, and try any data recovery or repair utilities you may have.

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

Second, it can be proved the disk is encrypted so the encryption could be simply broken by the Rubber-hose cryptanalysis. October 14, at 7: Hi Ist possible to Speed up with a Tesla K80? At this point, FileVault 2 will erase and partition your drive. With recent update, Elcomsoft Distributed Password Recovery gained the ability to attack plain-text passwords in addition to user account passwords protecting disk volumes firrwire with FileVault 2.


Enter the recovered password when prompted.

A sheet will drop down asking if you really want to restart your Mac in Target Disk Mode. Can you use Target Disk mode to repartition and clone a working, bootable disk to the Target Mode disk?

Enter your enfryption address below:. If something happens to you and nobody has your password, your relatives are not going to be able to recover that data.

Note you may need to click the lock in the lower-left-hand corner and enter an administrative account and password to unlock the FileVault system preference pane. This is the simplest way to start up a Mac in Target Display Mode; it will work with any Mac that has a functioning firewife.

How to Encrypt an External Drive in Mac OS X Quickly

Will this affect how Time Machine backs up my files? So why encrypt your external drives?

When setting up a FileVault 2 volume, you may be prompted to enable other user accounts to unlock the encrypted volume:. January 15, at 4: September 18, at 3: Click the Restart button. This will obviously erase everything on the drive, so make a backup. September 14, at 1: Triple-click anywhere in the line below on this page to select it: Mine is 17 digits, upper and lower case, numbers and symbols, randomly selected.


The difference is that instead of just starting up the second Mac, you hold down the Option key while starting up. I do not want to erase the HD just change the password. If you could, there would be no point in encrypting anything. After entering your account password correctly, your Mac will finish booting, login, and begin the encryption process.

It is a 3T drive with approximately 2T of free space.

With File Vault ON are time machine backups encrypted? – Ask Different

If you’re backing up to another Mac, you can use Disk Utility on that Mac suoports erase non-boot drives and put an encrypted partition on them:. The title of the window doesn’t matter, and you don’t need to post that. Reproduction without explicit permission is prohibited. Apple replaced the hard drive, but now, I want to recover my files from the old hard drive Time Filevaulg. What You Need The list is short, but essential. September 17, at