Password Protect External Drives With Your Mac

If you want to secure an external drive (USB/Firewire/Thunderbolt hard drive, SD-Card or USB-Stick), there’s an easy way to do this in Finder. Make a right-click on the volume of your choice (either in the Finder Sidebar or on your Desktop) and select -> Encrypt *nameofyourdrive* You get to choose the password and OS X will encrypt the disk. Be patient it takes quite a while and there’s now progress indicator. Thanks for the tip osxdaily!

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