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I want to Encrypt the contents of my external HD, is there any freeware program which can do this for me

I do not want to create a Encrypted disk image using disk utility because I want to be able to access the files on the HD on windows based machine.

any suggestions to freeware utilities for mac which can Encrypt external HD's?
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I've never had the guts. I have trashed several thumb drives with crappy 'protection' software, I can't imagine doing the same to 500gb of external stuff.
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I've never had the guts. I have trashed several thumb drives with crappy 'protection' software, I can't imagine doing the same to 500gb of external stuff.
Never had the guts?? I don't understand....can something happen to your Hard drive if you encrypt it
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Never had the guts?? I don't understand....can something happen to your Hard drive if you encrypt it
Yeah - it gets encrypted.

If you forget the password, or as happened with a 4gb thumbdrive I bought last month - the password isn't recognised, you'll lose it all.

I use the same password for just about everything, it's not like I was getting it wrong, but the 'security' app gave me 3 tries then formatted the drive.
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