Password protecting a Jump drive

Discussion in 'macOS' started by coachingguy, Oct 8, 2007.

  1. coachingguy macrumors 6502a


    Feb 7, 2003
    The Great White, Albeit Frozen North
    I don't know if this is the right place for this query but...;) I was wondering if there is a quick and easy way to password protect a jump drive or certain files on a jump drive?

    Anyone have a suggestion or two?

    Thanks in advance.

  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus


    Aug 16, 2005
    Use Disk Utility (already installed in Applications/Utilities) and create an encrypted disk image to size of your liking.
  3. richard.mac macrumors 603


    Feb 2, 2007
    51.50024, -0.12662
    this works and all but theres two problems:

    1. the encrypted disk image will be a file on the jump drive, so you will have to open the drive, open the disk image and then provide a password to get to the files.
    2. will not work on pcs as windows has no idea wat to do with dmgs. i guess you could make an encrypted iso but then you would have to install daemon tools or similar to mount the iso. this needs administrator access which people like me dont have at universities and some offices.

    i would also like to encrypt my jump drive without using a dmg and make it work with windows. atm ive got all my uni work in an encrypted dmg, but my jump drive which is a lot more prone to be stollen is not.

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