Encrypting an External Hard Drive

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  1. mbpkid3393 macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying to encrypt a hard drive using Lion 10.7.2, but I am having some issues. I tried using Disk Utility in the following way:

    1) Open Disk utility and select drive with the external hard drive size and name.

    2) Click on the erase tab, and choose Journaled and Encrypted.

    3) Hit erase, and choose a password.

    4) Wait until hard drive is erased and encrypted.

    I followed these steps, but Disk Utility keeps crashing in the middle of the process. Thoughts?
     
  2. Soba macrumors member

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    I don't have experience with this issue, but can you update to 10.7.5 and try again? It's possible you've run into a bug that was fixed in a later release.

    Let us know.
     
  3. mbpkid3393 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    I just checked, and it turns out I am running 10.7.5. I don't know what the issue is, but still trying different things.
     
  4. Soba macrumors member

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    Hmmm. Does it always crash at the same point in the process? At what point is it crashing?
     
  5. mbpkid3393 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It crashes about a minute after it starts the process. Time Machine opens up asking if I want to do a Backup, and then Disk Utility just crashes.
     
  6. Soba macrumors member

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    If you disable Time Machine in System Preferences, does it still crash?
     
  7. mbpkid3393 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    It's been disabled this entire time, so it's weird that it even pops up while trying to encrypt the disk
     
  8. dmax35 macrumors 6502

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    What are the permissions set to on the drive as Admin?
     

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