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  An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   Secure User
Date:   2003-12-19 18:02:38
From:   anonymous2
Most of what's on most people's drives doesn't really need to be secure. My advice is to make a second "user" on your computer with File Vault turned on. With "fast user switching" in OS 10.3.x you can easily switch between the secure and the "unsecure" users. If you only have a few files to secure then I suggest making an AES encrypted disk image which you can mount from within your user account. You can even make a SPARSE image from the disk utility. There is usually no need to secure your entire user folder, unless you are particularly paranoid.
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  • Secure User
    2003-12-28 15:33:28  anonymous2 [View]

    This is what I'd adopt as well however I'd like the Mail of my primary account to be encrypted. That and my documents folder are truely the sensative parts of my harddrive. I really don't care or need encrypted iPhoto or iTunes folders and Apple should consider an option to disable these somehow. In my case it makes a dramatic difference in the size of my Home folder. As well as another Images directory that I have.