"File operation error" - PGP Whole Disk Encryption for Mac

Article:TECH149234  |  Created: 2008-12-09  |  Updated: 2011-02-05  |  Article URL http://www.symantec.com/docs/TECH149234
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When attempting to perform PGP Whole Disk Encryption on your disk, you receive the following error:

file operation error

This issue is due to an incorrect file name in a PGP directory on a Macintosh system formatted with the case-sensitive option for the file system. When viewing the system log, you see an entry similar to the following:

Dec 9 11:33:20 [0x0-0x10010].com.pgp.engine[186]: Open File Library/Frameworks/PGPwde.framework/Resources/stage1 Status: No such file or directory

Note: This article applies to PGP Desktop 9.9 running on Mac OS X 10.4 and 10.5.


To correct this issue:

  1. Browse to the Library/Frameworks/PGPwde.framework/Resources/stage1 directory.
  2. Locate the following file: Stage1.
  3. Rename the file to stage1.
  4. Restart PGP Whole Disk Encryption on the disk.
This issue is corrected in PGP Desktop 9.9.1 and above for Mac.

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