How many Gigabytes do YOU need to turn off FileVault?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Shanesan, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. Shanesan macrumors 6502

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    I only need 4000.
     

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  2. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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  3. Shanesan thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Could anyones home folder be thousands of gigabytes large?!

    I'm running a Macbook Pro. My Home folder is about 30 gigabytes. Where they need over four thousaaaand! (inside joke) gigabytes is beyond me. Anyone have any idea?
     
  4. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Yes, I'm sure the OP has a 4 terabyte home folder. :rolleyes:

    Clearly there's some sort of malarky going on here. This is why I never used FileVault—never had a reason, and was scared of having problems.
     
  5. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    I suppose if you had a large photo library, many DL movies and music and DVD images on your HD.

    Probably.

    Especially if the OPs HD is smaller than 4 terabytes. ;)
     
  6. killmoms macrumors 68040

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    Also, I just wanted to use the word "malarky." What a great word. :D
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Well clearly you guys don't have teh eclectic pr0n collecshun.
     
  8. Bill Gates macrumors 68020

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    Or they use some sort of futuristic compression method that can fit 20 minutes of HD-quality video on a floppy disc. ;)
     
  9. sushi Moderator emeritus

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    ic! :)

    I guess the secret is out! ;)
     
  10. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Secret or secrete, who knows... Either way, FileVault is b0rked.
     
  11. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    posting an inside joke on a public forum is malarky.

    FileVault is a good idea but clearly has some issues.
     
  12. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    An encrypted disk image is also a good idea, but with less dramatic consequences if things of wrong and less chance of things going wrong in the first place.
     
  13. grapes911 Moderator emeritus

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    FileVault has screwed over many people. Stay away from it. If you really want drive encryption, pay for PGP. Its a little pricey, but it could be the best encryption program on the market.
     
  14. pianoman macrumors 68000

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    i use encrypted disk images for my few "sensitive" files. they are easy to set up and i have had no problems.
     
  15. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    I'd forgotten all about this error. There was a thread about this months ago... I'm kind of surprised it hasn't been fixed yet.
     

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