How do I enable FileVault on an external hard drive?
Encrypt with FileVault Right click on the external drive you would like to encrypt, then click the option marked Encrypt “Time Machine”. Enter a secure, memorable password and the password hint as required, then click Encrypt Disk.
How do I unlock my encrypted hard drive Mac?
How to Unlock a FileVault 2 Encrypted Mac
- On the client Mac, start up from macOS Recovery by holding Command-R during startup.
- Select “Disk Utility” and click “Continue”.
- Select startup disk in left-hand sidebar and click “Mount”.
- Enter recovery key in password field and click “Unlock”.
Why is there no option to encrypt a USB when I right click on Mac?
As we covered, if you don’t see the Encrypt option, it means that your USB device hasn’t been formatted with a GUID partition map — which is a requirement for Finder encryption. To get the encryption option, you’ll need to erase your thumb drive and then encrypt it in Disk Utility.
How do you unlock a Mac hard drive without the password?
In order to unlock or decrypt the Mac’s drive, you’d need to know the administrator’s username and password, unless a recovery key was created. You’d go to System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault > unlock the padlock with your username and password to unlock it. Then it’s unlocked.
How do you you right click on a Mac?
Right-click on Mac
- Control-click: Press and hold the Control key while you click an item. For example, Control-click an icon, a window, the toolbar, the desktop, or another item.
- Customize how you Control-click: Change options for secondary click for your trackpad or for your mouse.
How do you decrypt a flash drive on a Mac?
If you ever want to decrypt the USB flash drive in future, right-click (or Ctrl-click) its disk icon, select Decrypt “[USB stick name]” from the contextual menu, and enter the password to turn off encryption protection.