Problem using file vault to encrypt an external hard drive.

Discussion in 'OS X El Capitan (10.11)' started by Dragoro, Dec 10, 2015.

  1. Dragoro macrumors 6502

    Dragoro

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    When I try to encrypt it, I get the message:

    A GUID partition table partitioning scheme is required.


    Anything I can do about this?
     
  2. KALLT macrumors 601

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    Yes: erase the drive and reformat with the GUID Partition Table scheme.
     
  3. Dragoro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dragoro

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    Ouch can't do, that. Don't have a place to store the stuff on it at the moment
     
  4. KALLT macrumors 601

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    You can use other methods, like encrypted disk images (you can create them with Disk Utility) or other encryption software like VeraCrypt.
     
  5. Dragoro thread starter macrumors 6502

    Dragoro

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    Yeah I guess those would work but rather just have it all done with the same thing. Ill just wait till i get another external and then do it.
     

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