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10.3: A fix for preference settings that don't seem to stick
Authored by: saifulbahari on Jan 28, '04 11:02:03PM

after i turned off my filevault, presto my bluetooth status which kept disappearing from the menubar after a restart/shutdown went back to normal again.

another one, my office v.X also experiencing the same effect from filevault coz it hardly found my equation editor and other objects in the insert menu. i have to delete all files in the preferences/microsoft folder to make sure the objects are detected whenever office starts but it'll disappear after i exit microsoft office. i've installed equation editor a few times, not to mention upgrading to the latest office v.x update. now it's ok after TURNING OFF FILEVAULT.

filevault- sounds cool at first but i now consider it as a buggy option.



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10.3: A fix for preference settings that don't seem to stick
Authored by: jackpowerbook on May 05, '04 10:52:38AM

I hate file vault and i cant turn it off

I loose prefs on every restart and loose over 2gig of hd space every day! only fix is to restart about 2x a day at least
what is worse is I cant turn it off as you need at least 50% HD space free as it needs to copy all the files again to decrypt them

:-(



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10.3: A fix for preference settings that don't seem to stick
Authored by: JoelFarris on Jun 11, '06 10:42:52AM

I will confirm that the O.P. is correct about FileVault being the culprit for prefs that don't stay set. Everything from Finder prefs like "Automatically reduce the brightness of the display before sleep", to Mail forgetting that it's supposed to "Check for new mail every 15 minutes".

This FileVault thing does not seem to affect any third party software, only Apple software. Also, turning Filevault off and then back on WILL correct the problem. I know. I've had to do it to my Powerbook twice. Both times the preferences corruption happened immediately after a kernel panic.

To the poster who can't turn off FileVault because of a lack of disk space:
Go out and buy an external drive, and copy all of your personal files to it. Delete them from your compy's drive, empty the trash, and then turn off FileVault. Restart, and then copy the contents of your home directory back to the compy. You can thank me later!

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Joel Farris
"and that's the way it oughta be!"



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