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Not necessarily. OS X seems to handle well pausing and restarting where the encrypting process left off. However, there is no way I can recommend doing this. I had backups of my data and decided to try it. :) I just wish there was more official information regarding this process.


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The 27" iMac from Mid-2010 (i5, 2.8Ghz) had an i5-760 inside. The model is, in fact, a Lynnfield processor with quad cores.


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What makes you think it doesn't encrypt the files? The files are encrypted, see image below, however encrypting does not obfuscate the filenames. If you do not want to be able to see filenames then the only option with just using the zip command is to encrypt or password zip the encrypted or password protected.zip file again. In other words, a protected ...


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I do not think Apple is using a standard encryption, as the FBI demonstrated for us, its so far, uncrackable, it contains your used passwords, and other sensitive information, how are you planning on decrypting this data?


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If you choose to "Create a recovery key and do not use my icloud account" it means that the key stored in icloud can no longer decrypt your disk. Only the key you made (and wrote down, took a screenshot of, or took a picture of with your camera), will allow you to decrypt. If you chose to store the key with apple as well then you would get prompted to answer ...



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