File Vault 1 question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Trebuin, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Trebuin macrumors 65816


    Jun 3, 2008
    Central Cali
    I am trying to look for either a way to create a file vault 1 setup with el capitan or an encryption protocol that only encrypts the home/user directory.

    I've been told before that I should encrypt the entire disk, but my restriction is that this is a server computer. When my power goes out, it automatically restarts and logs in. If it did this with file vault 2 enabled, it would not start up. UPS is not an option either. If I can get to the login screen past file vault, then I can remote in and log in. This would also allow me to encrypt my personal info in case my computer got stolen.
  2. Weaselboy Moderator


    Staff Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    There is no way to implement the old FV1 method on a newer OS versions. What you could do though is create a encrypted disk image to hold important files. For example you could put an encrypted disk image in the Documents folder then put all your document files inside the disk image. This way if someone stole your Mac they could not get to those documents.

    This of course does not prevent access to things like your calendar. But if it is just files you want to protect, this would do the trick.

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