AFS and encryption question

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  1. Loa macrumors 65816

    Loa

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    Hello,

    Right now I'm using a few encrypted disk images to protect some folders. Is there any chance that this "enhanced encryption" from AFS will allow to simply encrypt a folder?

    Thanks
     
  2. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    You can already do that now if you know your way around Terminal. It's not a limitation of the file system, although APFS could in theory make the encryption of individual items more secure and faster. Haven't tried it out yet, but I can test it out for you soon - See if there's a more easy way to do it now.
     
  3. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    You mean that I could use terminal to encrypt a folder, and after that, the Finder would ask for a password when I try to open it?
     
  4. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    No - Decrypting it would also have to be done through the Terminal I'm afraid. Finder would say the file is damaged. It would see it as a bunch of nonsense until it was decrypted
     
  5. Loa thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Well, that's not really a better solution than using encrypted disk images. I can't believe we're in 2017 and there's still not an easy solution to encrypting specific folders... Encrypted disk images are just that, but with a clumsy interface. Streamlining that would fix it. Keep the back-end processes, but make the image and volume appear just like a normal folder in its regular hierarchy.
     
  6. MoparShaha macrumors 68000

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    You could also create an encrypted disk image using Disk Utility. That plays nicer with Finder than using the Terminal.
     
  7. casperes1996 macrumors 68030

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    That's exactly what the OP says he/she does
     
  8. mikecwest macrumors 6502a

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    I enabled encryption about ten days ago. FileVault preference pane has sad 1 minute remaining for the past ten days or so.

    fdesetup status (in terminal) has reported 0% for that same time......suddenly today, the percentage has gone from 0-13% and rising 1% every ten minutes or so..... I am not sure what changed.... but something is happening.
     

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