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Password Protect external hard drive, it hasn't worked, why?

2275 Views 1 Reply Latest reply: Apr 10, 2010 7:54 AM by japamac RSS
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Apr 10, 2010 1:09 AM
Hi, I've surfed around and read how to password protect an external hard drive and I encrypted it, etc as told.
However, and this will likely show my ignorance but isn't that the point of asking a question...
The thing is, it's made the disk image that requires a password, but the hard drive can be ejected and put in and accessed without a password. The disk image is protected, permanently there (so maybe now it's taking up space on my hard drive, and the actual external hard drive is the same as it ever was and can be accessed without any password.
Is there something I've done wrong, or something I'm not understanding about the concept?
Thanks in advance.

Message was edited by: NeanderCuz
iMac, i7, quadcore, 27'', Mac OS X (10.6.3), password protect on external hard drive has not worked.

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