If I encrypt my Western Digital on Mac, how do I access it on Windows boot camp?

Discussion in 'Windows, Linux & Others on the Mac' started by Hieveryone, Apr 3, 2015.

  1. Hieveryone macrumors 68030

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    I encrypted my external drive on Mac, but it doesn't show up on Windows boot camp :mad:
     
  2. yjchua95 macrumors 604

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    If the external drive is encrypted and has a HFS+ partition (like Mac OS Extended journaled), Windows may not be able to see it.

    PS - this is a software question and should be posted in the OS X forums.
     
  3. scaredpoet macrumors 604

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    The encryption schemes for Windows and OS X are different, and incompatible.

    If you want cross-platform compatibility, consider using VeraCrypt instead.
     

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