What you can do if you forget your password on a FileVault-protected Mac

You can recover a lost FileVault password or erase a FileVault drive, losing everything but regaining the ability to use the system.

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Glenn Fleishman’s most recent books include Take Control of iOS & iPadOS Privacy and Security, Second Edition (covering iOS 15/iPadOS 15), Take Control of Your M-Series Mac, and Take Control of Securing Your Mac. In his spare time, he makes Tiny Type Museums. He’s a senior contributor to Macworld, where he writes Mac 911.