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    Oct 28, 2010
    Filevault Question
    Hi there.

    I have had to turn filevault on on my MacPowerbook Pro, and forgot... (yes I am getting old) to select the remove unencrypted home folder checkbox.

    I turned filevault off, then turned it back on, hoping to see the option again; however I do not.

    How can I get the option to appear so that I can remove the unencrypted home directory... is there another way to do it? Does it matter?


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    chscag's Avatar
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    Jan 23, 2008
    Keller, Texas
    Welcome the Mac Forums.

    I don't think it matters if you've encrypted the entire drive. I guess you know that your hard drive and data will become "toast" (inaccessible) if you lose or misplace your master password? Unless you're keeping some very secretive information on your hard drive, I highly recommend not using Filevault.

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    TattooedMac's Avatar
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    May 19, 2009
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    If you havnt got *Shhh Secret Squirrel* stuff to hide from the martians Please dont use filevault. I havnt got a answer to the question, but just have a quick red of the Peoples take on FileVault thread. There is some good info on it but not pertaining to your problem

    IMHO its more trouble than its worth ...

    Good luck

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    Member Since
    Oct 28, 2010
    Hi All.

    Thanks for the responses.

    Normally I wouldn't use Filevault, however there have been some ... break ins thefts, and more thefts in the area, and I can't keep hauling my Mac around (no car..) So I figure I might as well lock it down and trust Jesus to keep it where it belongs.


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