This knowledge base article is for 10.3 but I'm sure it applies to 10.4.cmm said:UGH. I only have 2.5 gigs available. So there is no way I can turn off filevault now?
If you move the files out of your home directory (let's say into your applications directory temporarily) they will not be encrypted anymore. If those are your two largest directories you might consider moving them there and then turning filevault off.cmm said:If I move my music and movie folder out of my home dir, will it still be encrypted after I turn filevault off and I then migrate it back to the home dir?
Sage advice - you could be left in right limbo with a half-encrypted disk. Better let the decryption process run its course.Re: stopping encryption/decryption. Not that I know of. I believe I've seen some people claim some instructions on the interwebs on how to do that, but imo, would not try it as probably will put the system into some odd state (ie. half encrypted, half not) that will make the machine unusable until the drive is wiped and os re-installed.
SafeGuard Disk Encryption for Mac as of version 6.10 builds on Mac OS X's integrated FileVault 2 encryption technology. It uses FileVault 2 to encrypt the entire hard disk, so that your data is safe even if the computer is lost or stolen.