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Mounting external drive

Created: 15 Nov 2012 • Updated: 15 Nov 2012 | 3 comments
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is there any solution to mount fully encrypted bootable system HDD from my laptop (via SATA-USB adapter) on other PC (with PGP Desktop installed)?

Thanks a lot.


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Alex_CST's picture

So if i can just clarify what you're trying to do.

You have your laptop hard drive, you connect that to your PC via a sata->usb and you want to know if you can BOOT from that laptop hard drive whilst its connected into your PC and then be able to encrypt it?

First of all confirm you can actually boot from it first, because booting from OS's taken from other machines creates a few issues (less so with 7, but still happen) before trying to encrypt it.  But I don't see why not.

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Alexander_d's picture

No-no. I want to mount my "whole crypted HDD" on colleague's laptop jult as external drive to get data from it.

Alex_CST's picture

Ah that's not a problem, just put it into the machine, itll be listed as an external hdd in windows, open up pgp, itll be listed as an encrypted hard drive, put in the passphrase for it, and you will then have access to the data!

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