Encrypting NTFS Hard Drive on MAC possible?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by psik, Mar 2, 2016.

  1. psik macrumors 6502

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    Hi,

    I have an external NTFS drive and I keep it that way instead of HFS+ because I connect it to various other non-mac devices. I was wondering however, if there is anyway I can encrypt the drive and still use it on the mac and windows devices? Is there a mac app that offers this possibility (TrueCrypt is dead).

    I would appreciate any tips or insight.
     
  2. hallux macrumors 68020

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    You would need a cross-platform app that can do the encryption and make the container available on both platforms.
     
  3. psik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Any recommendations (at least for between windows and MAC)? I'll start on a google search for this...
     
  4. hallux macrumors 68020

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    TrueCrypt isn't entirely dead, it can still be used. How secure it is, I'll let you decide if it'll work for you. It is cross-platform and a container created on one OS should work on the other, though you'll want to create the container on Windows as OS X can't natively write NTFS. I don't have any other suggestions, sorry.
     
  5. prisstratton macrumors 6502

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  6. psik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thank you so much. Time to do some research on TrueCrypt!
     
  7. Paper Airplane macrumors newbie

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    You can check out VeraCrypt (a fork of TrueCrypt). This is still being maintained last I checked.
     
  8. psik thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks a million, oh yeah they are very alive based on see from their website.
     

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