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Automount encrypted external home folder  


Mike Price
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Joined: 4 years ago
Posts: 29
February 17, 2020 10:30 EST AM  

On MGG #802, Wilko asked about how to automount an external encrypted home folder. My answer/experience is: can’t do that. I have my system running With the same solution as Wilko. My solution to protecting my “important” stuff was to create a bunch of encrypted sparse bundles (some that automount and others that do not...password not in keychain). Examples of sparse bundles include: Financial, Medical, General.

Another IMPORTANT tip when using the remote home folder..MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A LOCAL ADMIN USER acct where the home folder is on the primary ssd!! That way when (not if) the whole thing goes belly up, you can still log into your computer.

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Dave Hamilton
Joined: 22 years ago
Posts: 549
February 18, 2020 8:48 EST AM  

Thanks, @pricemi115. I appreciate the confirmation on this!