How do you secure a flash drive to be used with a Mac and a PC?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by basteinesq, May 25, 2008.

  1. basteinesq macrumors newbie

    May 25, 2008
    I have an iMac at home and a PC in the office and want to be able to write/read to a usb flash drive from both, but to have the drive secure so that its files can't be read. Is there some way password protect the entire usb flash drive, yet be able to read it and write to it from both the Mac and PC? If that can't be done, would a usb flash drive with hardware encryption allow me to read/write to it from both? Thanks in advance for any advice.
  2. sharky05 macrumors regular

    Dec 9, 2007
    a quick search brought me to, which looks like it can be set up so you have a mac and windows version of the program that sits on your USB keyring in the root of your drive, then you have an encrypted folder that can only be accesed using that program, so at your office you run the PC application and at home you run the mac one.
    Look at the FAQ page entry "How can I use TrueCrypt on a USB flash drive?" for more.

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