deafgoose

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Oct 20, 2011
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I am trying to password protect a new USB thumb drive in macOS High Sierra and the option for mac os (extended journaled encrypted) is missing from Disk Utility.

What are my options now?
 

Weaselboy

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it is there for me. In the view options make sure you have selected show all devices then select the device itself and not a partition as I have in my screenshot.

Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 10.49.24 AM.png
 

Weaselboy

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Screen Shot 2017-12-07 at 11.11.43 AM.png

It is because you have the partition scheme set to MBR. Change it to GUID and you will see all the options.
 
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