2030 Views 3 Replies Latest reply: Mar 25, 2010 5:43 PM by Niel
Thanks Niel, so to clarify, if I use FileVault everything in the "Users" folder would be protected and no one could decipher the data when they tried to take it out of the laptop and access it via another computer?
Also, will a bootable copy of my hard drive keep FileVault intact? Are there any limitations?
FileVault works on whole home folders only; it needs to be activated for each individual account. Data in /Users/Shared/ can't be encrypted with FileVault, but an encrypted disk image will work for files manually put there. Data stored there by applications, such as the iTunes authorization record, can't be encrypted.