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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.
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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!
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So this FileVault thing. Does that keep files associated with my log in from being accessed by other profiles?
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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.
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