Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

I was setting up my new Mac from encrypted timemachine, to my surprise, Lion start importing the files from timemachine without asking for the encrypted key. I couldn't find any documentation about this. Isn't this a security flaw and what is the point of the encryption, or am I missing the big picture?

Many thanks! Terry

share|improve this question
First -- the obvious question -- are you sure that the Time Machine is encrypted? Also, did you by any chance restore something from an old machine to the new (e.g. the Time Machine password saved in Keychain)? –  lupincho Jun 27 '12 at 14:46

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.