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  An Unencrypted Look at FileVault
Subject:   FileVault hard drive failure?
Date:   2007-02-02 13:39:24
From:   Jeep2000
This is the best article I've seen on FileVault after spending hours researching. Thanks for a great resource!
I have never used encryption and am investigating this for the first time. One thing I'm not clear on is the ramifications of a hard drive failure when a user had FileVault enabled. IF their only backup was one of the FileVault sparseimage, would there be any way to restore the sparseimage on a new drive, setup FileVault on the newly-installed OS and unencrypt the data? Or is this why it is recommended to back up the files unencrypted in another location?

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