HT4790: OS X: About FileVault 2Learn about OS X: About FileVault 2
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 1:20 AM (in response to gregoryfrommissouri)
You shouldn't have any problem. With FileVault turned on, Recovery HD won't appear when you press Option key, but you can access to it pressing Command and R keys while your Mac is starting
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:10 AM (in response to gregoryfrommissouri)
Not in Disk Utility. You would have to decrypt the volume first, or else use a shell command.
Currently Being ModeratedJan 12, 2013 8:41 AM (in response to gregoryfrommissouri)
Time to update your profile, please.
Currently Being ModeratedJun 1, 2013 3:24 PM (in response to Linc Davis)
How do you decrypt?
Currently Being ModeratedOct 5, 2013 8:30 AM (in response to gregoryfrommissouri)
You can not use the recovery drive itself to reinstall OS X, but you can reinstall OS X without de-encrypting the drive.
WARNING: following these steps will remove all data from your harddrive. This process will in all likelyness not be reversible. Use at your own risk.
1. Prepare a recovery USB stick .
2. Boot from this stick
3. Start Disk Utility
4. Select the hard drive
5. Select the Partition tab
6. Change Volume Scheme to 1 Partition
7. Enter Macintosh HD in the name field
8. Click Apply
Your hard drive is now empty, you can use the installer on the same USB stick to re-install a clean OS X on your machine.