This article describes the process to encrypt a partition using the Encrypt Whole Disk or Partition feature within PGP Desktop. Partition encrytion is available on versions of PGP Desktop 9.5 and above.
You can only encrypt, decrypt, or re-encrypt one disk or partition at a time. Once you begin an operation on a disk or partition, you cannot start encrypting another one until the process is complete on the first. You cannot circumvent this by pausing the first operation.
|Caution: Before you encrypt your disk, be sure to back it up so that you won't lose any data if your laptop or computer is lost, stolen, or you are unable to decrypt the disk.|
Encrypt by Partition
Maximum CPU Usage
The User Access options and process are described below.
Token-based Public Key User: If you are protecting a fixed (nonremovable)disk on your system.
Passphrase User: If you want to protect your disk or partition with a passphrase.