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I enabled FileVault in OSX SnowLeopard, and chose to encrypt my home directory and use Secure Virtual Memory. 3 days have passed since I turned it on, and it's not finished yet. I am stuck on the "Working" indicator.

How can I fix this?

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I had this problem and it was solved by logging out and leaving the machine to encrypt the home directory overnight. Are you performing any other large disk copy or file I/O (such as watching a movie etc.?).

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Good point. It might very well be REQUIRED, given the fact that Time Machine won't backup either when logged in? According to Apple: Note: If you use FileVault, your Home folder is backed up only when you are logged out and the Mac is awake for a Time Machine backup cycle. -- support.apple.com/kb/HT1427 –  Arjan Jan 22 '10 at 13:41
    
FileVault logged me out immediately after choosing to use it. I reset the machine after waiting for 3 days, and everything seems OK. –  portoalet Feb 1 '10 at 4:57

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