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Setup FileVault on a Single Computer

Enable FileVault on a Mac computer that is not managed by Cornell IT staff

This article applies to: FileVault


You will not be able to enable FileVault on a computer that is managed by Cornell IT staff, because encryption will already be setup.  If you are not sure whether your computer is managed, please contact your support provider.

To enable FileVault on a non-managed Mac computer, please see Apple's Use FileVault to encrypt the startup disk on your Mac page.

Please confirm the secure storage of your recovery keys. Consult with your support provider or the IT Security Office for recommendations for key escrow.

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