Is the new finder encryption option compatible with lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by Jaben3421, Feb 19, 2012.

  1. macrumors regular

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    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...
     
  2. macrumors regular

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    #2
    Lion introduced this encryption however the ability to encrypt disks is only accessible from Disk Utility. The drive should be compatible with Lion.
     
  3. macrumors 601

    Mr. Retrofire

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    Encrypted (non-sparse) disk images (AES-128) should be compatible with SL, Lion and ML. You can create them with Disk Utility.
     

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