FileVault breaks some applescripts

After the Apple Store Grand Opening, I had to move some photos from the laptop to the G5 and I wanted to preserve my comments. So I broke out the trust Caption Buddy, which gave me errors.

After some wasted time, I found that on a system using FileVault, “/Users/yourname/Sites/index.html” as posix file becomes “:yourname:Sites:index.html” whereas on a non-FileVault system, it becomes “Macintosh HD:Users:yourname:Sites:index.html”



  1. seems to me both translations are wrong. Shouldn’t it be:



  2. No. Macintosh Paths are fully qualified including the disk name.

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