Clean install Lion and filevault issues

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Delighted, Mar 10, 2012.

  1. Delighted macrumors 6502


    Feb 25, 2012
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    so I after reading trough numerous forums I found that filevault does not work when you do a clean install? Can anyone explain to me what filevault does exactly and also has there been a fix?

    I dont use filevault so it's not a concern of mine but I would like to expand my knowledge on OSX
  2. Dark Dragoon macrumors 6502a

    Dark Dragoon

    Jul 28, 2006
    Filevault works fine for me on my clean installs of Lion. It should work fine as long as you have a recovery partition (which should be created when doing a clean install) which is required to boot when using Filevault.

    All it does is encrypt your Macs OS partition, which means that if someone steals your laptop they won't be able to read the information stored in the partition without the password.

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