FileVault and coding memos

Discussion in 'macOS' started by XP Defector, Nov 2, 2006.

  1. XP Defector macrumors 6502

    Apr 5, 2006
    "It automatically encrypts and decrypts your files while you're using them"

    Does anyone use this facility and does it drain any system resources?

    Can anyone tell me if it's possible to code a memo, stickies (or better yet, have stickies ask the user for a password) or note? I've a terrible memory and I have some exploitable information I'd like to keep safe.

  2. /dev/toaster macrumors 68020


    Feb 23, 2006
    San Francisco, CA
    I use it on my porn account ... and yes, it does create some overhead. Don't try to do any media editing on it.
  3. gnasher729 macrumors P6


    Nov 25, 2005
    Filevault doesn't make any noticable difference while compiling a project with about 500 files on a MacBook. Just keep your iTunes music folder outside the home directory; no point encrypting music or video.

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