Password Protect External HD

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by Gabe Revells, Apr 25, 2011.

  1. Gabe Revells macrumors newbie

    Gabe Revells

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    I have an external HD and i want to plug it into the USB on the back of my router so I can access it anywhere, but I don't want the other people on my network to be able to access it. Some of the people on the network are windows computers and i want to know how to put a password on my HD so that Mac and Windows computers can't access it. Any idea on how to do this?
     
  2. blodwyn macrumors 65816

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    Portland, Oregon
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    Rather than try to password protect the drive, how about creating some encrypted DMG's or TrueCrypt containers on the drive.
     
  3. blevins321 macrumors 68030

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    +1 - Truecrypt is my favorite here. I have several document containers. If you want to go the password-router way though, what kind of router is it? You should be able to set it up as a protected 'share.'
     

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