I have an external USB drive and I would like to encrypt it – preferably on Mac, however Windows is an option. The USB should be ready to use for both Windows and Mac without the use of third-party software. Using third-party software for formatting and/or encryption is not a problem.
Using Disk Utility, I can only format the drive to a non-encrypted FAT32 or ExFAT. Using another format makes the USB drive unreadable on Windows computers.
I have already tried the following:
- Formatted on Mac using Disk Utility to ExFAT. Encrypted using BitLocker on Windows. Result: works on Windows, does not work on Mac.
- Formatted and encrypted on Mac using VeraCrypt. Result: works on Mac, does not work on Windows.
Again, when I mention that the drive 'does not work', it does not work in a plug-and-play kind of way. Using terminal or cmd in any way, or third party software is not a possibility for the end user.
Is there anything I might have missed?