Hey guys, how can i password protect my files in external hard drive? I want to access those files both from mac and windows PC!

Hey guys, how can i password protect my files in external hard drive? I want to access those files both from mac and windows PC!

If you want a cross-platform solution that doesn't require the use of third-party software, use an external drive with hardware encryption. The device will have either a physical key or a numeric keypad. I don't have a specific recommendation.

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    Hi vahid22! Please provide the model number (usually on the bottom of the unit) of your Sony External Hard Drive. Thank you!

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    Solved!
    Go to Solution.

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    Does anyone know how to move pictures in iPhoto to an external hard drive? My computer is running out of memory and therefore running very slowly. I get the spinning circle constantly.
    Thank you!!

    I don't know if you're under Applecare, but I've used them often to guide me through the process of both moving my photos & music, and getting my laptop to know where to look for them. I've stored my media on an external drive for years and the Apple techs always help, from partitioning the drive to moving the libraries.
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    Hey guys,
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    Hello, and sorry if this has been answered before, i did have a look, but with no results.
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    how can i re-set up my external drive so i can see all my photos using i book?
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    sorry for being unclear.
    i will try and explain again.
    i still have my iphoto library on my internal drive.
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    I am over capacity on my #GS iPhone and I have  a very large amount of audio space that I think might be taken up by season one of Downton Abbey. I have tried to copy and save episodes to my external hard drive but I get a message saying I "don't have permission". How can I move the six episodes out iTunes ??

    dckramermd wrote:
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    Everywhere I search, it says that Time Machine will automatically backup every 24 hours and so on.
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    If the drive is not connected then TM pauses until the drive becomes available. Yes, if the drive isn't connected then there are no backups.
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  • How can I download my music to an external hard drive from my ipod ?

    I am trying to figure out how I can download my music from my ipod to an external hard drive.
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  • How can I change the settings of an external hard drive?

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