Flash Drive Encryption Mac and Windows..

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cyroceon, Mar 21, 2008.

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    Cyroceon

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    Hey, I need to encrypt my flash drive and go back and forth between OS X and Windows. What is the best method to do this? The simpler the better, but I would like to maintain a decent level of security.
     
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    richard.mac

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    i too wanted to encrypt my flash drive to work between my Mac and the PCs at uni. but i needed to do it without installing any windows software as i dont have administrator access on the computers at Uni. i couldnt fine a way to do it on a Mac either. encrypted disk images made in Disk Utitility arent recognised in windows with out installing software say... MacDrive.

    you could make a password protected zip in WinRAR on windows but that means you would have to unzip then rezip with a password again which requires installing WinRAR which i cant on the uni PCs. so i dont think there is a way to do it sorry!… at least how i wanted to do it.
     
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    brand

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    You can use TrueCrypt to make an encrypted image as large as you want, depending on the size of the storage device. TrueCrypt is multi-platform and the program itself can be copied to the storage medium to make it portable.
     
  4. macrumors newbie

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    Hardware encryption question

    Does anyone know of any Hardware Encrypted Flash drives that WILL work on Mac OS X as well as other OS platforms?
     

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