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Question: can you uninstall file vault before finishes encryption? says will take a full day-it was checked off when installed high sierra - i dont want it

Can you turn off file vault before it finishes encryption which says it will take over a day? it was checked

when just installed high sierra .

MacBook Pro, iOS 10.3.1

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Nov 16, 2017 11:46 AM in response to GabyLehrer In response to GabyLehrer

I don't believe there is a way to turn it off while it is encrypting. You can use your computer normally while it is encrypting and then turn it off (via Apple menu > System Preferences > Security & Privacy > FileVault).


Personally I leave it on as there is no negative impact for me in terms of performance or otherwise once it has finished encrypting.

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Question: can you uninstall file vault before finishes encryption? says will take a full day-it was checked off when installed high sierra - i dont want it