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How do i secure my pro tools files?
Old 25th January 2009
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I have an external hard drive I use to record my Pro Tools sessions to. I sometimes take this drive with me to use when I go to outside studios to record or mix projects. I would like to find a way to protect my Pro Tools sessions, so that, for example, If I leave the studio for lunch, no one can go into them and play around, or moreover, make a copy of the session that does not belong to them while I'm gone. I am running Pro Tools on a Mac, and all my research has yielded is information on creating disk images. Sounds great, but I can't get Pro Tools to record to a disk image, and I don't think it can, theoretically. Any information or alternate solutions are welcome. Thanks.
Old 25th January 2009
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I would eject the drive and take it with me. If it were your system,
you could use folder permissions to only allow you read/write access
to the folder.

But, since you're visiting someone, I don't believe that's going to
work (because of userid issues).

Old 25th January 2009 | Show parent
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I transfer physical drives through customs with proprietary work product on occasion. I am required to secure the data.

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

I warn you that to use this tool properly, you run the risk of screwing yourself over accidentally, and only the NSA is going to be able to help you. I don't know their hourly rate.

The first rule of data security is restrict physical access.
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