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Unmounting and Locking LA-PRIVATE

Unmounting LA-PRIVATE will prevent others from accessing your private data. It is a great way to lock LA-PRIVATE since the secure volume will no longer be available for unauthorized use. Follow the steps below to unmount and lock LA-PRIVATE.

Important info: You may wish to unmount both LA-PRIVATE and LACIE at the same time. For your security, LA-PRIVATE must be unmounted before LACIE. Your operating system will alert you when attempting to unmount LACIE first.


  1. The LaCie Private-Public icon will appear in the system tray when LA-PRIVATE is mounted. The system tray is on the lower right side of your computer screen.
  2. Right-click on the LaCie Private-Public icon and select Dismount Private-Public.
  3. The LA-PRIVATE volume has been unmounted and locked.



  1. Go to the Dock and search for the LaCie Private-Public icon.
  2. Right-click on the LaCie Private-Public icon to select Dismount.
  3. LA-PRIVATE has been unmounted and locked.
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