Please see my answer here: https://apple.stackexchange.com/a/360783/45492. There I quote a Support article, however, the list is not rendered correctly in the quotation (see 1. below). I tried adding spaces and paragraphs to no avail. Am I doing something wrong?

Reset using your Recovery Key (FileVault must be on)

If FileVault is turned on and you have a FileVault [Recovery Key][2], you can use that key to reset your password.

1 .At the login screen, keep entering a password until you see a message saying that you can reset your password using your Recovery Key. If you don't see the message after three attempts, FileVault isn't on.

  1. Click > next to the message. The password field changes to a Recovery Key field.

  2. Enter your Recovery Key. Use uppercase characters, and include the hyphens.


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Fixed :-) The rendering is a bit picky regarding the placing of . and space characters in quoted lists. See the edit for the specific change required (well, actually, I only changed one character at item 1 and 4).

  • Oh no - I should have seen that. Thanks!
    – n1000
    May 24, 2019 at 8:10

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