PGP Portable allows you to distribute encrypted files to users who do not have PGP Desktop software. This article describes how to open and access data encrypted with PGP Portable on Windows.
When you access data on a PGP Portable Disk, remember that you are actually mounting two items: the removable device on which the PGP Portable Disk resides, and the PGP Portable Disk itself (which is mounted as a separate item).
Warning: When you are finished, be sure to unmount the PGP Portable Disk before safely ejecting the removable device.
To access data on a PGP Portable Disk
Insert the removable device on which the PGP Portable Disk is located. This can be a CD/DVD or a flash or removable drive.
Do one of the following:
On Windows systems where autorun is enabled, select Mount PGP Portable Disk and enter the passphrase for the PGP Portable Disk when prompted.
On Windows systems where autorun is disabled, open the mounted removable device and browse for the PGP Portable application (pgpportable.exe). Double-click the application, and enter the passphrase for the PGP Portable Disk when prompted.
The PGP Portable Disk is mounted and a notification message is displayed from the system tray informing you of the drive number for the mounted PGP Portable Disk. If the PGP Portable Disk is mounted as a read-write device, you can add data to it.
If the PGP Portable Disk is mounted as a read-only device, you cannot add data. Note that the volume name for the PGP Portable Disk is unique to PGP Portable and may not match the name of the volume when created.
When finished using the PGP Portable Disk, unmount the PGP Portable Disk.
Click the PGP Portable icon in the system tray and select Unmount and Exit.
Properly eject the USB device or disc from your computer.
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