Disk encryption...

Discussion in 'macOS' started by H2SO4, May 25, 2018.

  1. H2SO4 macrumors 601

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    Hi all. Very brief question.
    If I format a disk as Mac OS Extended (Journaled, Encrypted), and then proceed to install my OS on it, is this any different than installing to a regular Mac OS Extended (Journaled) disk and then choosing to enable Filevault from System Preference?

    Thanks all.
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    The underlying encryption is the same. If you choose the former, then you will need to supply a password and will not have the option to create a recovery key that you can store it with your Apple ID. You can enable the account-based unlocking and generate a recovery key on your own later on though (though you need to store it yourself).

    I would generally recommend that you enable FileVault instead.
     
  3. H2SO4 thread starter macrumors 601

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    Lovely, thanks for your input I will do that.
     

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