encrypt feature

Discussion in 'Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther) Discussion' started by bcleland, Oct 28, 2003.

  1. bcleland macrumors member

    Apr 10, 2003
    Nashville, TN
    Seems to be taking a long to encrypt everything in my home folder is this normal?
    Is this a one time thing, since it says you can do it on the fly once needed?
  2. Rower_CPU Moderator emeritus


    Oct 5, 2001
    San Diego, CA
    It will take a long time when you first do it, especially if you upgraded from Jaguar and have a lot of pictures, music, movies, etc. in your home directory.

    Mine has been great. No noticeable slowdowns at all. The only odd thing is that sometimes on a log out or restart it asks me to recover extra space my directory is using. It makes sense, but is a little odd at first.
  3. itsbetteronamac macrumors regular

    Apr 27, 2003
    Ya I did the file vault thing and it took about and hour to and hour and a half. This is normal, especially if you have a lot of stuff in your home folder. For instance I have about 5-6 gigs of music so it took along time.

    Also it does the on the fly thing without any slowdowns, so the waiting is a one time thing. Like Rower_CPU said wen you have extra space in the directory, it will take a minute to free up some space, but you get used to it.

    Plus I kinda filevault. It makes me feel safer, even though I didn't feel unsafe before.

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