FileVault on other than home directories on MacOS?

Adam Fields cryptography23094893 at
Mon Sep 21 20:29:18 EDT 2009

On Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 04:57:56PM -0400, Steven Bellovin wrote:
> Is there any way to use FileVault on MacOS except on home  
> directories?  I don't much want to use it on my home directory; it  
> doesn't play well with Time Machine (remember that availability is  
> also a security property); besides, different directories of mine have  
> different sensitivity levels.
> I suppose I could install TrueCrypt (other suggestions or comments on  
> TrueVault?), but I prefer to minimize the amount of extra software I  
> have to maintain.

You can just create a regular encrypted disk image using Disk Utility
(and set it to auto-mount using Finder if you want).

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