How do I enable FileVault on an external hard drive?

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

  1. On the client Mac, start up from macOS Recovery by holding Command-R during startup.
  2. Select “Disk Utility” and click “Continue”.
  3. Select startup disk in left-hand sidebar and click “Mount”.
  4. 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

  1. 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.
  2. 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.