I searched the forum on this, and there wasn't a good solution. Basically I use an external drive for my time machine backups, the problem is that the backups aren't password protected so anyone with physical possession of the external drive can get at my data. Is there a way to PW protect the external backups? Assuming I can... consider that if my mac ever crashed and my data was lost, could I still use my PW protected backups to restore? Or put on a new machine? Thanks all!