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      Latest reply on Jun 5, 2018 4:01 AM by basememara
      basememara Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

        After an update to High Sierra, I'm trying to unlock my volume (disk1s1) but cannot anymore. This is the info from terminal:

         

        APFS Container (1 found)
        |
        +-- Container disk1 C8022E32-744D-414E-9246-29ADDB0357F3
            ====================================================
            APFS Container Reference:     disk1
            Size (Capacity Ceiling):      500068036608 B (500.1 GB)
            Minimum Size:                 500068036608 B (500.1 GB)
            Capacity In Use By Volumes:   485282820096 B (485.3 GB) (97.0% used)
            Capacity Not Allocated:       14785216512 B (14.8 GB) (3.0% free)
            |
            +-< Physical Store disk0s2 438AD64B-835E-418D-B0DF-32A3A0B7500A
            |   -----------------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Physical Store Disk:   disk0s2
            |   Size:                       500068036608 B (500.1 GB)
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s1 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F6
            |   ---------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s1 (No specific role)
            |   Name:                      Macintosh HD (Case-insensitive)
            |   Mount Point:               Not Mounted
            |   Capacity Consumed:         382597644288 B (382.6 GB)
            |   FileVault:                 Yes (Locked)
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s2 B7508926-2601-4C8D-9707-5F53EA943031
            |   ---------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s2 (Preboot)
            |   Name:                      Preboot (Case-insensitive)
            |   Mount Point:               Not Mounted
            |   Capacity Consumed:         39792640 B (39.8 MB)
            |   FileVault:                 No
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s3 51B76A93-806E-474D-9BBA-F1E752C3032B
            |   ---------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s3 (Recovery)
            |   Name:                      Recovery (Case-insensitive)
            |   Mount Point:               Not Mounted
            |   Capacity Consumed:         1038880768 B (1.0 GB)
            |   FileVault:                 No
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s4 A680E59F-DF9D-4354-BE1E-6A8AA71390A5
            |   ---------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s4 (VM)
            |   Name:                      VM (Case-insensitive)
            |   Mount Point:               /private/var/vm
            |   Capacity Consumed:         4295213056 B (4.3 GB)
            |   FileVault:                 No
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s5 7683ED91-DACF-4213-8C73-F2C24518A4B2
                ---------------------------------------------------
                APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s5 (No specific role)
                Name:                      Macintosh HD2 (Case-insensitive)
                Mount Point:               /
                Capacity Consumed:         97149804544 B (97.1 GB)
                FileVault:                 Yes (Unlocked)

         

        Notice after a failed upgrade, I had to partition the drive to install a fresh OS (Macintosh HD2) to move on with my life, in hopes one day I can access my original volume. Now I'm trying to unlock the original Macintosh HD / disk1s1, but its crypto users disappeared (they were there before)!

         

        diskutil apfs listUsers disk1s1
        No cryptographic users for disk1s1

         

        I tried entering a blank password but not luck:

         

        diskutil apfs unlockVolume disk1s1 -nomount
        Passphrase:
        Passphrase entry error: no passphrase specified

         

        Entering my old password or a space as the password gives this:

         

        diskutil apfs unlockVolume disk1s1 -nomount
        Passphrase:
        Unlocking any cryptographic user on APFS Volume disk1s1
        Unlocked but did not mount APFS Volume

         

        But it really doesn't unlock it:

         

        diskutil apfs list
            +-< Physical Store disk0s2 438AD64B-835E-418D-B0DF-32A3A0B7500A
            |   -----------------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Physical Store Disk:   disk0s2
            |   Size:                       500068036608 B (500.1 GB)
            |
            +-> Volume disk1s1 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F6
            |   ---------------------------------------------------
            |   APFS Volume Disk (Role):   disk1s1 (No specific role)
            |   Name:                      Macintosh HD (Case-insensitive)
            |   Mount Point:               Not Mounted
            |   Capacity Consumed:         382597644288 B (382.6 GB)
            |   FileVault:                 Yes (Locked)

         

        I tried decrypting it as well, but no luck (entered my password used before the update, also tried space as password):

         

        diskutil apfs decryptVolume disk1s1
        Passphrase for existing "Disk" user 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F:
        Starting background decryption of disk1s1 using the "Disk" crypto user as authorization
        Error starting background decryption of APFS Volume: One or more of the given or implied APFS Volumes are locked (-69582)

         

        Which is strange it's asking for a users passphrase when it told me there were no users; even stranger that this user's ID is the same as the volume disk ID. So I tried reseting the passphrase for this user:

         

        diskutil apfs changePassphrase disk1s1 -user 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F6
        Old passphrase for user 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F6:
        New passphrase:
        Repeat new passphrase:
        Changing passphrase for cryptographic user 6C587DE6-9C8D-3792-9144-34FBE59AE9F6 on APFS Volume disk1s1
        Error changing passphrase for cryptographic user on APFS Volume: The crypto user was not found on the APFS Volume (-69594)

         

        Any help on how to recover from this dreadful state, such as adding crypto users back? Thanks for any help!