File Vault is a disk encryption program in Mac OS X 10.3 and later. It performs on-the-fly encryption with volumes on Mac computers. File vault was introduced with MAC OS X Panther. We can use the encryption is sparse disk Image. Mac OS X Leopard and Mac OS X Leopard are the two operating systems which use File vault encryption. Apple File System (APFS) is a proprietary file system for Mac OS High Sierra and later.

File Vault 2 encrypts the entire OS X startup volume and typically includes the home directory, abandoning the disk image approach. It uses Mac OS X Lion operating system. And it encrypts the entire system partition on the user’s hard drive instead of just the user’s Home folder.

FileVault Encryption Recovery
FileVault Encryption Recovery

Features Of  File Vault 2 are:

  • Transparent encryption – Enter your password at startup and your files are unencrypted.
  • Volumes can only be accessed with the password or encryption key.
  • Encryption of external hard drives and Time Machine backups.

Outside of the user’s computer and without the proper password, the main data partition is completely invisible. Only the smaller EFI and recovery partitions can be seen. This is similar to how other full-disk encryption software tools such as Bit-Locker and True Crypt work. It’s very different from Western Digital’s hardware-level Smart Ware encryption. However, it presents many similar challenges to data recovery.

However, if the disk has impediments to data access, such as physical damage, extensive bad sector or firmware corruption, these must first be resolved using standard data recovery methodology. Sometimes the data loss failures may occur due to the OS Corruptions, Accidentally deletions, Bad sectors and more. Data recovery is usually possible for a hard disk which is encrypted with FileVault version 1 or 2.

Reasons for File Vault Corruptions are:

• A volume header file has been deleted, overwritten or corrupted.
• Physical failure of the disk, e.g. head disk assembly or electronic failure.
• Corruption of disk volumes.
• Software/firmware corruption.
• Bad Sectors.
• Hard drive failures
• Other damages

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TIP: Do not lose your password or encryption key. If both the password and the encryption key are lost, the files on your File Vault encrypted Mac can never be opened again.

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