HOWTO: Install Symantec Encryption Desktop for Mac OS X


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This articles includes information on installing or upgrading Symantec Encryption Desktop (previously PGP Desktop) for Mac OS X.

Note: You must have administrative rights on your system in order to install the software\update.

Installing the Software

To install Symantec Encryption Desktop on your Mac OS X system

  1. Quit all other applications.
  2. Extract the Symantec Encryption Desktop file by selecting the file and clicking Open With > Archive Utility.
  3. Open the folder of the extracted file. The files EncryptionDesktop10.3.x.dmg and EncryptionDesktop10.3.x.dmg.sig are displayed.
  4. Right-click the file and select Open With > DiskImageMounter to mount the image.
  5. Double-click Encryption Desktop.pkg.
  6. Click Continue until prompted and then click Agree.
  7. Select the drive on which to install and click Continue.
  8. Click Install.

    Note: The Customize button allows you to select not to include the Drive Encryption functionality during installation.
  9. When prompted, restart your system.