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 a Mac OS X system.
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).
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.
Open the mounted removable device and browse for the PGP Portable application (PGP Portable). The application is in the MacOS folder within the PGP Portable.app folder. Double-click the application, and enter the passphrase for the PGP Portable Disk when prompted.
When the correct passphrase has been entered, the PGP Portable Disk is mounted. 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: Note that the volume name is unique to PGP Portable Disks and may not match the name of the volume when created.
When you are finished using the PGP Portable Disk, unmount the PGP Portable Disk (in the dock, click the PGP Portable icon and then click Unmount. The drive that was mounted for the PGP Portable Disk is unmounted.
Properly eject the USB device or disc from your computer.
Warning: Be sure that you properly unmount a removable device before physically removing it from the system. Failure to do so may result in corrupted file contents.
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