FileVault is a system which encrypts files on a Macintosh computer. It can be found in the Mac OS X v10.3 "Panther" operating system and later.

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Reclaiming deleted disk space from file vault

I have my main user account encrypted with file vault. After deleting some data (like 20 GB) my free space on the hard drive hasn't change (yes I emptied the trash, confirmed that the files are ...
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Mac OS X full-disk encryption, with Time Machine

I want to encrypt at least my home partition on my MacBook Pro running OS X 10.5. I know both File Vault and TrueCrypt would do this, but I also want to keep on using Time Machine to back up my ...
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Decrypting and reading a FileVault sparsebundle in Linux?

My MacBook's HD started failing recently. Fortunately most of the data was properly backed up and most of the other important data could be retrieved by hooking up the drive with the help of an ...
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MacBook Migration Assistant and FileVault

I recently got a new MacBook, and want to use Migration Assistant to move my profile. However, I have FileVault turned on. When I tried to do this over an ethernet cable, the Migration Assistant ...
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How secure is Time Machine/FileVault/Dropbox/Google?

Lately, I have been somewhat preoccupied with the security of my computer. Not that I had actually anything to hide, but I just do not want anyone pilfering my data. So, I set up FileVault in OSX, ...
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Is it possible to recover a deleted FileVault sparse bundle in OS X?

I made a huge noob mistake with my Macbook. I used Disk Inventory X to see why my drive was so full and it showed all my files under my user account as well as a huge amount of data in ...
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Unable to Disable FileVault in Mac OS X Snow Leopard

I want to disable FileVault on my home directory but when I try it the preference pane will freeze for some minutes and than report that I need 65 GB additional free space in my home directory. Now ...
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FileVault performance Snow Leopard

I am thinking of enabling FileVault in snow leopard. I have tried to find some information regarding the performance, but have been unable to find any. What are your personal experiences with ...
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Is it possible to recover deleted files from a home folder encrypted with FileVault?

I've erased all contents in the boot partition of my Mac. I thought I had an up-to-date backup using TimeMachine, but unfortunately the home folder wasn't backed up at all, because it was encrypted ...
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OS X Default Browser Resetting to Safari

Every time I reboot my Mac, the default browser resets itself to Safari (from Firefox). I change it in Safari (as illustrated in this question) but it never sticks past a reboot. Does anyone have a ...