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Old May 24, 2012, 12:32 PM   #1
ozaz
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Mountain Lion, filevault and guest mode

Have there been any changes to Filevault and Guest mode in mountain lion (relative to Lion)?

Although it had its limitations and detractors, I personally liked having Filevault restricted to my user account in Snow Leopard because it meant others could boot up and use the computer in a full guest mode or a standard account without needing to provide them with a password that would decrypt the whole disk.

Whilst guests can still boot up into a guest safari environment in Lion, I find this insufficient for my liking.

So I'm curious as to whether the developer previews have revealed any changes to Filevault and guest mode in Mountain Lion

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Old May 24, 2012, 12:37 PM   #2
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Apple changed how they do encryption in Lion (not mountain lion) in that the entire disk is encrypted, not just the home folder of a user account. I see no way around providing the password when the entire disk is encrypted. This is not a Mountain Lion issue, but a design issue I believe with Lion and beyond.
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