File Vault Question

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Yaja123, Oct 3, 2005.

  1. Yaja123 macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2005
    I just did a refresh install cos i forgot my masterpassword and wanted to use file vault. Anyway, i thought id create a 15gb partition on my powerbook g4 just so i can keep archive encrypted dmg files & various other stuff i can just dump there if need be.

    My question is, does/will file vault protect the data on the partition?

    and i just thought now the partition will be viewable to other users right? there are none at present.

  2. Bear macrumors G3

    Jul 23, 2002
    Sol III - Terra
    filevault only encrpts the user's home directory. Files on other partitions will be visible to everyone. If they're encrypted dmgs, the other users can see the dmg itself, but would need the password to be able to mount it and look at what the dmg contains.
  3. Yaja123 thread starter macrumors regular

    Mar 19, 2005

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