FileVault 2 vs Encrypt a folder

Discussion in 'OS X Mavericks (10.9)' started by Tech198, Oct 29, 2014.

  1. Tech198 macrumors G4

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    Hi all..

    Looking at encrypting a drive or folder on Mac..

    The folder in question is the iTunes folder, since all my content I want to protect is in there, including sub-folders. I'm guessing encrypting the main folder will do all other folders. Not too sure about no limit for deeper folders ?

    Also, another thing is, I use iTunes Home Sharing as well..

    If I encrypt this folder, will the Mac still be able to see the library ? or would i need to use File Vault for this
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You should just turn on FileVault encryption and it will encrypt the entire disk and all folders no matter how many levels deep.

    There is no way in OS X to encrypt just a folder. You could put the folder inside an encrypted image and then open that encrypted image when you want to access the folder, but that won't be very convenient.

    Filevault is very transparent and is much easier to use IMO.
     
  3. Tech198 thread starter macrumors G4

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