HOW TO: Mount/Unmount a PGP Disk with PGP Desktop 9.0.x for Macintosh

Article:HOWTO42000  |  Created: 2007-09-20  |  Updated: 2011-03-16  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42000
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This article describes how to mount/unmount a PGP Disk with PGP Desktop 9.0.x for Macintosh


A PGP Disk is a reserved and secure place in your hard drive where you may store your sensitive files and other data. A PGP disk is actually a .pgd file (the size of which you choose), which may be mounted as virtual drive volume. When a PGP Disk is mounted it appears on the Desktop and in Finder as a drive, allowing you to store files and applications inside it. When the PGP Disk is unmounted it is no longer visible as a drive; it is inaccessible without your passphrase, and its contents are encrypted - keeping your data safe.

 

How to Mount a PGP Disk

 

Method 1 - Mounting a PGP Disk by enabling the Mount at Login

 

  1. Open PGP Desktop by clicking on the PGP Desktop icon in the system menu bar, then scroll down and click Open PGP Desktop. If the PGP Desktop icon is not visible in the system menu then start PGP Desktop by clicking on the application (default location is the Applications folder).
  2. Under the PGP Disk item on the left pane, select the PGP Disk you want to mount by clicking on it.
  3. The Disk properties appear in the main window. Under Mounting click the checkbox for Mount at login.
  4. Now each time the user logs in, the PGP Disk will be mounted.

 

Method 2 - PGP Menu

 

  1. Open PGP Desktop by clicking on the PGP Desktop icon in the system menu bar, then scroll down and click Open PGP Desktop. If the PGP Desktop icon is not visible in the system menu then start PGP Desktop by clicking on the application (default location is the Applications folder).
  2. Under the PGP Disk item on the left pane, select the PGP Disk you want to mount by clicking on it.
  3. From the PGP menu, click Disk and then scroll down and click Mount.
  4. You are then prompted to enter a passphrase. Enter the passphrase and click OK.

 

Method 3 - PGP Toolbar Mount icon

 

  1. Open PGP Desktop by clicking on the PGP Desktop icon in the system menu bar, then scroll down and click Open PGP Desktop. If the PGP Desktop icon is not visible in the system menu then start PGP Desktop by clicking on the application (default location is the Applications folder).
  2. Under the PGP Disk item on the left pane, select the PGP Disk you want to mount by clicking on it.
  3. Click on the Mount icon at the top of the PGP Desktop window.
  4. You are then prompted to enter a password. Enter the password and click OK.

 

Method 4 - Finder

 

  1. Ctrl+click (or right click) on the PGP Disk volume file.
  2. Scroll down to PGP and click on Mount from the sub-menu.
  3. You are then prompted to enter a password. Enter the password and click OK.

 

How to Unmount a PGP Disk

 

Method 1 - PGP menu

 

  1. Open PGP Desktop by clicking on the PGP Desktop icon in the system menu bar, then scroll down and click Open PGP Desktop. If the PGP Desktop icon is not visible in the system menu then start PGP Desktop by clicking on the application (default location is the Applications folder).
  2. Under the PGP Disk item on the left pane, select the PGP Disk you want to unmount by clicking on it.
  3. From the PGP menu, click Disk and then scroll down and click Unmount.

 

Method 2 - PGP Toolbar Mount icon

 

  1. Open PGP Desktop by clicking on the PGP Desktop icon in the system menu bar, then scroll down and click Open PGP Desktop. If the PGP Desktop icon is not visible in the system menu then start PGP Desktop by clicking on the application (default location is the Applications folder).
  2. Under the PGP Disk item on the left pane, select the PGP Disk you want to unmount by clicking on it.
  3. Click on the Mount icon at the top of the PGP Desktop window.

 

Method 3 - Finder

 

  1. Ctrl-click (or right click) on the PGP Disk volume file.
  2. Scroll down to PGP and click on Unmount from the sub-menu.

 

Method 4 - Trash

 

  1. Drag the icon of the mounted PGP Disk to the Trash.


 

 


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