Archive for November 4, 2011

FileVault 2 and the Guest User account

November 4, 2011 2 comments

One of the interesting things about working with FileVault 2 is that things are still appearing as new functionality. One thing that’s appeared as of 10.7.2 is that FileVault is sometimes enabling a guest user at the pre-boot login screen.


When you log in as that guest user, you don’t get access to your hard drive. In fact, the only thing you get access to is Safari and a network connection. Why is it here? Also, why does it appear on some encrypted machines and not others?

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