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Original poster
Jul 10, 2017
Hi, I was wondering if I could easily do a backup of my current macOS Sierra MacBook, erase the disk in recovery mode and do a clean install of High Sierra on the fresh disk, then restore via backup what I have right now. In other words: would FileVault, which is activated on my current macOS Sierra MacBook, block the restore via backup thing (like is the backup blocked and encrypted as my drive currently is) or will it just work once I give it my current password?…
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