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LA-PRIVATE Frequently Asked Questions

LA-PRIVATE is a secure volume that takes advantage of strong Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) 256 to keep your most important data safe. The LaCie Private-Public application allows you to easily create and manage a LA-PRIVATE volume (See Create the LA-PRIVATE Volume). Please see our list of frequently asked questions below for further information on LA-PRIVATE.

Q: Does LaCie Private/Public work on a Macintosh computer?


Q: LaCie Private/Public will not let me create a LA-PRIVATE volume larger than 4 GB. Why?


Q: I can only create a LA-PRIVATE volume with 1, 10, or 100 unit increments. For example, 5 GB, 50 GB, or 500 GB. I want to create a LA-PRIVATE volume that is 5.5 GB, 50.5 GB, or 550 GB. Is it possible?


Q: Where do I go to access the LA-PRIVATE volume?


Q: How do I lock the LA-PRIVATE volume from unauthorized access?


Q: Can I change the LA-PRIVATE password?


Q: What happens if the LA-PRIVATE password is lost or forgotten?


Q: Do I have to be an administrator to use LaCie Private-Public and to open LA-PRIVATE?


Q: Why can't I open LaCie Private-Public when TrueCrypt software is also installed?


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