Can’t enable FileVault? An errant set of files may be blocking you

Some users are told that an institutional key has already been set on their Mac, even though they’re not part of an institution at all.
filevault icon apple
Apple

Note: When you purchase something after clicking links in our articles, we may earn a small commission. Read our affiliate link policy for more details.

Glenn Fleishman’s most recent books include Take Control of Zoom, Second Edition, 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.