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I just got my mac back from repair with the HD reformatted. I want to restore .9 TB from a time machine backup. I'd like to encrypt the HD and restore the data in the shortest amount of time.

My understanding is the default is to boot the mac (it's unencrypted), choose the restore option, have it restore unencrypted from time machine. Then, when it's finished, to go the FileVault settings and turn on encryption. This will probably take twice as long as if I could turn on encryption first and then restore.

Can I (should I) instead some how encrypt the drive first, then restore? Will there be any issues with that order instead of the default order?

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