How can I Encrypt and disk using Mountain lion

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I have multiple drives on my mac including portable hard drives.

I am trying to encrypt all of them.

How would I go about doing this. 

Answered By 5 points N/A #129503

How can I Encrypt and disk using Mountain lion


Hello Chris,

There are many reasons that will make you want to encrypt data on a hard drive.

Using OS X Lion 10.8, you can be able to encrypt most of the external drive that you wish to, and that includes flash drives which are otherwise known as thumb drives. The following is the encryption procedure:

  • You will need to plug the flash drive into your Mac PC, and then you will get an icon in the Finder which could be either on the Desktop of your computer or you can find it in the left sidebar of any Finder window.
  • You will right click on the drive’s icon, and then select  Encrypt “DiskName". The DiskName refers to the actual name of the drive you are attempting to encrypt. It  is seen with the name Untitled, therefore you will select  Encrypt “Untitled” from the contextual menu.
  • A dialog window will open. You will need to type a strong password that you can recall into both password fields, and thereafter you will type in a password hint that is mandatory is required.
  • Click on Encrypt Disk once you are done.
  • It will take a while for your drive to be encrypted, and only someone that has the password will be able to access it.



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