Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: First Mac.

  1. #1


    Member Since
    Feb 15, 2010
    Posts
    68
    First Mac.
    Probably won't go back anymore. I love this thing. Still a bit fuzzy on some things but I'll get there. If any experts have time to blow, I'd love to chat about some stuff.

  2. #2


    Member Since
    Jun 07, 2009
    Posts
    34
    Specs:
    09 White MacBook 2.13 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo, 4GB RAM, Snow Leopard V10.6.1; iPad 16g WiFi
    Welcome! I'm no expert in all things Mac, but I switched last year and I love it! I'm slowly replacing all my machines in the house to Macs. Again, welcome and feel free to ask questions!

  3. #3


    Member Since
    Feb 15, 2010
    Posts
    68
    So this FileVault thing. Does that keep files associated with my log in from being accessed by other profiles?

  4. #4


    Member Since
    Jan 22, 2010
    Location
    Victoria, BC
    Posts
    20,911
    Specs:
    Mid-2012 MBP (16GB, 1TB HD), Monoprice 24-inch second monitor, iPhone 5s 32GB, iPad Air 2 64GB
    Quote Originally Posted by Cryo View Post
    So this FileVault thing. Does that keep files associated with my log in from being accessed by other profiles?
    No. That is done automatically by the UNIX-esque setup of the system.

    On this forum you will find a few FileVault fans, and you will find a few people who lost data due to it. I personally don't recommend it as it slows down your machine, possibility of data loss is higher than not using it, and because there is a superior solution for encrypting sensitive data rather than doing the ENTIRE home folder, which to me is nuts unless you work for the CIA.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •