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Encrypt almost any disk in Mountain Lion
Authored by: TheFLP on Jul 30, '12 08:07:20AM

I avoided File Vault in Lion because it reportedly didn't work well in my situation: two internal drives (SSD and HDD), with my Home directory on the secondary HDD drive. If I remember right, it wouldn't decrypt the secondary drive until after logging in, which is a problem when your user account is on that drive.

Any change there? I'm a little averse to experiments that might make the machine unbootable. But I'd really like to encrypt my drives for peace of mind.



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Encrypt almost any disk in Mountain Lion
Authored by: ckoerner on Jul 30, '12 09:10:32AM
I too had the same difficulty and gave up on encrypting the secondary drive hosting my user folder. I wrote about it here about a year ago. At the time the utility Unlocked seemed to solve the problem. (I ended up abandoning the encryption of the secondary drive as I also wanted a BootCamp partition on the secondary HDD.)

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Encrypt almost any disk in Mountain Lion
Authored by: TheFLP on Jul 30, '12 10:06:48AM

Hmm. I've had problems with launchd items that are supposed to run at (before?) login, but maybe with this utility I'll have better luck. (In related news, pigs fly!)

I don't use BootCamp, so that's one complication I don't have to deal with. ;)

Maybe this weekend I'll feel brave enough to try it. Thanks!



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