Seagate Backup?

TLmac

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I connected the external hard drive and it backed it up but it's taking FOREVER to go thru the encryption process! Does it need to be encrypted? I am the only one who uses my Mac.
 

MetalCores

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no need to worry about encryption. Especially if no one else uses your computer. Some people are just really paranoid about people getting into their hard drive.
 

scaredpoet

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Are you using Seagate's backup software? If so don't. Format the drive and use Time Machine instead.
 

TLmac

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The below picture is what it's doing. So I believe it's going thru Time Machine...
Screen Shot 2015-07-01 at 12.09.10 PM.png
 

TLmac

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I've tried to look in settings. Is there any way to "unencrypt" it?