File Vault using more disk space than necessary error - Help!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coolbreeze, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. coolbreeze macrumors 68000

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    #1
    I am going nuts. Ever since turning File Vault on last week, I get this error box when I go to reboot. Any reason for this? All I did was turn File Vault on...is it still flakey? I remember back in my 10.3 iBook days, File Vault was finicky. Is it still? I'm on 10.4.10, brand new MacBook.

    Thanks.
     

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  2. wrldwzrd89 macrumors G5

    wrldwzrd89

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    #2
    This is completely normal if you've recently deleted many files from your user folder. Go ahead and let it do its thing - Mac OS X is just offering to save you some hard disk space by reducing the size of the FileVault disk image.
     

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