Scan for Confidential Data on External Drives: Mac
The information in this article is intended technical staff who support end-users. It is unusual for an end-user to need this information.
This article applies to: Spirion (formerly Identity Finder)
You can use Spirion to scan the following:
- External hard drives
- Thumb drives
- CDs and DVDs
- Mounted encrypted volumes (for example, FileVault volumes)
If you are scanning a folder on a server, you should map the server to a drive letter on your machine.
- In a Finder window, open the Applications folder, and then double-click Spirion.
- Click , then , then , and then click .
- Click the three dots icon next to the Folder box. Locate the external drive or disk you want to scan, and then click .
- Click Folder Location list. Repeat steps 3-4 for any additional drives you want to scan. . The drive is added to the
- Click .
Click Start. Spirion begins scanning. To pause the scan, click
By default, Spirion searches for Social Security numbers, Credit Card numbers, Bank Account numbers, and Drivers License numbers.
You can save the list of scan results, if desired.
- From the File menu, choose Save.
- For Save As, enter a name for the file.
- From the Location list, choose a location to save the file.
- For Password, enter a password for the file.
- For Confirm, re-enter the password.
- Click Save.
Review the list of files identified by the scan.
You must look at each file and decide how to deal with it. Always follow local practices to determine the best way to handle files identified by the scan.
For more information, see our How to Handle Scan Results article.
- When you have dealt with all the files in the list, quit Spirion.