Target Disk Mode and Filevault Question

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by thewhitehart, Sep 21, 2006.

  1. thewhitehart macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    I searched all about the forum, but found nothing.

    If I encrypt my home folder with filevault, can the encrypted home folder be viewed when my mac is in target disk mode, and mounted on another mac?

    I hope not... target disk mode is so useful, but so dangerous.
     
  2. Super Macho Man macrumors 6502a

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    As I understand it, FileVault stores the contents of your home folder inside an encrypted .sparseimage file. So, no, it can't be viewed on any computer without your filevault password.
     
  3. thewhitehart thread starter macrumors 6502a

    thewhitehart

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    Cool, thanks.

    I don't need to enable filevault just yet, I was only going to use it on an upcoming trip where I won't have my ibook with me all the time.

    I'm too lazy to test the theroy out myself right now :p
     

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