Parallels Desktop and encrypted drives

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by Mais78, Dec 7, 2014.

  1. Mais78 macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Hi, if I encrypt an external drive with my Mac, will Parallels be able to read it on windows or it just works for un-encrypted drives?
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    As long as OS X can read it in the Finder, I think you should be all set.
  3. Mais78 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dec 1, 2014
    Thanks, my issue is at the Windows end.
    I formatted the drive for mac without encryption, moved to windows, downloaded this (made by Parallels) and works fine, windows can read it correctly.
    If I do the same thing but formatting for mac with encryption windows cannot read it, it shows two volumes, one called OS X boot and another one with the name of the drive but unreadable.

    I m trying to have an external drive that works on both Windows and Mac and requires password on both.

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