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Old 10-30-2009, 10:11 AM   #1
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Password Protect an External Hard Drive

Hello all,

I've got an external hard drive with some ... sensitive material on it. I would like to set it up so that you need a password to open the drive. The problem is that my wife is using Windows 7 and I'm on a mac.

Does anyone know of a way to protect the drive but still have it available to both systems?

Thanks,
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Old 10-30-2009, 10:39 AM   #3
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I would encrypt it if it is sensitive material. Encryption software can also use passwords, or "dongles" (a USB device that has to be connected in order to access the drive).
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Old 10-30-2009, 12:57 PM   #4
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Download TrueCrypt: TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

It works great. I use it for my thumb drive.
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^ That's what our own IT Security Manager here at work uses.
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Hello all,

I've got an external hard drive with some ... sensitive material on it. I would like to set it up so that you need a password to open the drive. The problem is that my wife is using Windows 7 and I'm on a mac.

Does anyone know of a way to protect the drive but still have it available to both systems?

Thanks,
Tell your wife to stop being a goddamn pussy and a get a mac.
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no beating around the bush, just straight to the point elfa?
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Macs suck cause it's apple the new Microsoft!

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no beating around the bush
oh, that's probably on there as well...

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This sounds like a warning I get when PowerPoint crashes.
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