This article describes how to encrypt a whole disk with PGP Desktop 9.x for Windows 2000, XP, and Windows Vista.
The following instructions demonstrate how to prepare and encrypt your disk drive(s).
|Note: Prior to encrypting your disk drives, it is recommended that you perform disk maintenance to optimize your system for encryption. This may include scanning the disk for errors, or defragmenting the disk drive.|
Encrypt Disk Drive(s) with a Passphrase User
To encrypt a disk with a passphrase, do the following:
|Caution: It is recommended that you select a passphrase difficult to guess, but easy for you to remember. If this is your boot disk, you will not be able to boot the system if you do not know the passphrase.|
Encrypt Disk Drive(s) with a Public/Token Key User
If you are whole disk encrypting a fixed drive on your system, only a PGP keypair on an Aladdin eToken Pro USB token can be used. If you are encrypting a non-fixed drive, you may select either a public key or a token key user.
To encrypt a fixed disk with a token key, do the following:
|Caution: If this is your boot disk, you must enter the passphrase (PIN) of the token to boot the system. Be very certain you know the passphrase of the token before encrypting the boot drive.|
To encrypt a non-fixed disk with a public/token key, do the following:
Add a User to an Encrypted Whole Disk
You may add a public key, passphrase, or token key user to an encrypted PGP Whole Disk. If you are adding a user to an encrypted fixed drive, you may only add a passphrase or Aladdin eToken user. Public key users may only be added to non-fixed encrypted disks. Token Key User To add a token key user, do the following:
Public Key User To add a public key user, do the following:
Passphrase User To add a passphrase user, do the following:
Delete a User from an Encrypted Whole Disk
To delete a user, do the following: