Filevault/Will I be able to recover any files/data from when my previous OS was installed?

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Filevault/Will I be able to recover any files/data from when my previous OS was installed?

Postby nossig » December 4th, 2017, 1:15 pm

Scenario:
- Filevault 2 on with icloud recovery
- Uninstall OS and erase drive
- reinstall OS, with same icloud account, with or without Filevault activated

(Lets assume data can be recovered. My question here is about Filevault)

Will I be able to recover any files/data from when my previous OS was installed?

Heres my thought process:
I should not be able to recover any files because they were encrypted with Filevault.
However, because I am using the same icloud account, and Filevault on my previous OS was activated with icloud recovery, perhaps the recovery software will be able to recover files because the encryption of the previous Filevault is unlocked with my icloud account.

Please let me know if this makes absolutely no sense at all :D :roll:

Thanks
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