HOW TO: Mount & Unmount PGP Virtual Disks in PGP Mobile

Article:HOWTO42013  |  Created: 2008-03-18  |  Updated: 2012-02-02  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/HOWTO42013
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This article details the process to Mount and Unmount PGP Virtual Disks in PGP Mobile.


A PGP Virtual Disk is an area of space, in memory on your device or on an external storage card, which is set aside and encrypted. PGP Virtual Disks are much like a bank vault, and are very useful for protecting sensitive files while the rest of your device is unlocked for work.

PGP Virtual Disks are unlocked and locked by mounting and unmounting them from your device. PGP Mobile helps manage this operation for you. When a PGP Virtual Disk is mounted, you can:

 

  • Move/copy files into or out of the mounted PGP Virtual Disk.
  • Save files to the mounted PGP Virtual Disk.
  • Install applications within the mounted PGP Virtual Disk.

When a PGP Virtual Disk is unmounted, it does not appear within the File Explorer, and it is inaccessible to anyone without proper authentication.

 

Mount a PGP Virtual Disk

Use the following steps to mount a PGP Virtual Disk in PGP Mobile:

 

  1. Launch PGP Mobile. Tap Start>Programs>PGP Mobile.
  2. Tap Menu>PGP Disk>Mount Disk. A screen of available disks is displayed.
  3. Tap on the Name of desired disk to mount the PGP Virtual Disk. A screen displays the progress of the disk.


The PGP Virtual Disk is mounted and displayed in the File Explorer on your Windows Mobile device.

 

Note: The PGP Virtual Disk can also be mounted by browsing to the location of the .pgd file in the File Explorer on your mobile device and then tapping the file. You may be prompted to enter your passphrase if your passphrase is not currently cached.


 

Unmount a PGP Virtual Disk

Use the following steps to Unmount a PGP Virtual Disk in PGP Mobile:

 

  1. Launch PGP Mobile. Tap Start>Programs>PGP Mobile.
  2. Tap Menu>PGP Disks>Unmount All Disks.
  3. Click ok to exit the PGP Information pop-up.

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