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Mounting the LA-PRIVATE Volume

LA-PRIVATE may be locked to protect data from being accessed by unauthorized users. Follow the steps below to unlock and mount the LA-PRIVATE volume.

Important info: You must create LA-PRIVATE before attempting to mount the volume.

  1. Connect the LaCie storage device to a compatible interface port on your computer.
  2. Click twice on the LACIE icon in My Computer/Computer (Windows) or on the desktop (Mac).
  3. Click twice on the LaCie Private-Public application.
  4. LaCie Private-Public will recognize that you have created a LA-PRIVATE volume. (If you have not created LA-PRIVATE, the application will guide you through the process. See the steps in Create the LA-PRIVATE Volume.) Enter your password in the empty field. Please note that your password is case sensitive.
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  5. To see the characters that you are typing, select the check box for Display password. Click OK.
  6. The LA-PRIVATE volume will appear in My Computer/Computer (Windows) or in the Finder (Mac).
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  7. Copy and paste, drag and drop, or retrieve existing files from your encrypted LA-PRIVATE volume.
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