OS X Yosemite: Turn off FileVault encryption

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Turn off FileVault encryption

When you turn off FileVault, encryption is turned off and the contents of your Mac is decrypted. The decrypting could take a while, depending on how much information you have stored. However, you can still use your Mac to do other tasks while the information is being decrypted.

  1. Choose Apple menu > System Preferences, click Security & Privacy, then click FileVault.

  2. Click the lock icon to unlock it, then enter an administrator name and password.

  3. Click Turn Off FileVault.

  4. Click Turn Off Encryption.

Published Date: Sep 14, 2017