does Tiger filevault prevent fotmatting tge hd?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by tkjazzer, Apr 19, 2011.

  1. tkjazzer macrumors 6502

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    Does having filevault on your drive prevent u from formatting the computer and doing a clean install of snow leopard?

    I can't uninstall filrvault on tiger.

    I think I need to format and install 10.6.

    I don't understand who encryption works. I can still format. Correct???
     
  2. Mal macrumors 603

    Mal

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    FileVault places the contents of your home folder in an encrypted disk image. It cannot have any affect on the ability to erase your drive. Do realize, however, that your data will be gone if you format the drive. I assume you recognize that, but just want to be certain.

    jW
     
  3. tkjazzer thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I backed up most everything I could.
     

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