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    Encrypt USB flash drive
    Regarding a 2017 MacBook Pro, OS 10.13.3

    Having first changed the USB format to Mac OSX Extended (journaled), I followed the directions to encrypt removable media:

    1. Insert USB.
    2. In Finder, open a window, then Control-click the itemc(USB) in the sidebar.
    3. Choose Encrypt (item name) from the shortcut menu....

    But there is no "Encrypt" option in the menu. Am I missing something? Is there another way to encrypt a USB drive?

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    Where did you get these directions? Did you try a web search?
    -- Bob --
    Please backup. Everything has a life cycle, unexpected and warning free. Nothing will last as long as you want it to.

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    I went to "discussions.apple" "techmeback" and "theinstructional". These sites present the same procedure (re-format the USB, Control-click to access the encryption option).

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    See this thread at Apple Support Communities, https://discussions.apple.com/thread/8125299, especially the second "Helpful" reply.
    -- Bob --
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    Thank you for this link! It solved the problem!

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