This article describes how to change the passphrase for a PGP Portable disk.
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There may be times when it is necessary to change the passphrase associated with a PGP Portable Disk. However, you cannot change the passphrase on any PGP Portable Disk that is read-only (including PGP Portable Disks burned to CD/DVD media).
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. A notification message is displayed from the system tray informing you of the drive number for the mounted PGP Portable Disk.
Open PGP Portable by right-clicking the system tray icon and choosing Open PGP Portable.
In the PGP Portable dialog box, click Change Passphrase.
Enter the current passphrase, enter and confirm the new passphrase, and click Change.
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