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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.

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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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