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Jaben3421
Feb 20, 2012, 12:05 AM
Hi Everyone,
I was wondering. I recently had a flash drive stolen, and want to encrypt it so if it happens again, they won't be able to access my data again. I then noticed that Finder nows allows you to encrypt a GPT drive in the Mountain Lion DP preview. I was wondering if you encrypt it using this new feature in Mountain Lion, is it compatible with Lion, or Snow Leopard, since I have other computers running those operating systems and need to know if I can still swap data or will finder not recognize it? Has anyone tried this? Thanks...



Chris Grande
Feb 20, 2012, 12:34 AM
Lion introduced this encryption however the ability to encrypt disks is only accessible from Disk Utility. The drive should be compatible with Lion.

Mr. Retrofire
Feb 20, 2012, 11:09 AM
Hi Everyone,
I was wondering. I recently had a flash drive stolen, and want to encrypt it so if it happens again, they won't be able to access my data again. I then noticed that Finder nows allows you to encrypt a GPT drive in the Mountain Lion DP preview. I was wondering if you encrypt it using this new feature in Mountain Lion, is it compatible with Lion, or Snow Leopard, since I have other computers running those operating systems and need to know if I can still swap data or will finder not recognize it? Has anyone tried this? Thanks...
Encrypted (non-sparse) disk images (AES-128) should be compatible with SL, Lion and ML. You can create them with Disk Utility.