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Stopping a non-system partition/drive Encryption process

Topics: Technical Issues
Oct 27, 2015 at 8:25 PM
Hi, I recently decided to encrypt a external harddrive with AES and 7-pass Wipe mode.

However, my problem is that this is going to take 4 days to finish the encryption and I would like to cancel this encryption process but I do not know how to do this. The only options I see are to pause the process to resume until completion.

Do I have to wait until the external harddrive's current encryption process is finished? Or are there any ways I can cancel this encryption process?
Oct 27, 2015 at 10:52 PM
I was able to find a workaround to this problem.

You can pause your Encryption process and change the Wipe Mode via the dropdown menu. Although it won't outright cancel the encryption, it can speed it up to finish it.