Really, we recommend you don’t do this. They don’t take up much space, and Apple provides no way to get them back beyond. However, you can re-enable SIP after and your Mac won’t mind that you’ve deleted Chess.app and other built-in system apps. Fing for mac uninstaller. We don’t recommend that. Mac OS X may automatically reinstall these applications in the future when you update the system, anyway.
Portable Cyberduck is a Mac OS X portable FTP client browser application based purely on Cyberduck. It is an FTP client you can bring with you to run from a USB thumb drive, external hard drive, memory card, iPod, other portable device. How to Run Software Directly Off a USB Flash Drive. In this Article: Windows - Using PortableApps.com's Platform Mac - Using SourceForge.net for Direct Downloads Community Q&A. Windows users can run software from a USB flash drive by installing a 'Platform' from PortableApps.com where they can search for and install apps.
Formatting Your USB Key To start off with, you’re going to want to format your shiny new USB key. By default these things come pre-formatted using the MS-DOS (FAT32) filesystem as it is compatible under Mac OS X, Linux and Windows. If you want your USB key to work on most systems, I recommend using FAT32. The only FAT32 limitation that users should be aware of is that it only supports files as large as 4GB. So if you plan on using it to copy DVD disk images, or other large files, you will want to either the file into multiple chunks, or use another filesystem (see below). The other filesystems you may want to consider are HFS+ (Mac OS X) or NTFS (NT Filesystem).
Unfortunately, writing to NTFS partitions is not natively supported in Mac OS X, although a couple of projects exist that enable this (I recommend ). Similarly, using an HFS+ partition will only be readable by Macs. There also exist one and one app that enables Windows to read/write HFS+ drives. To format your USB key, plug it in, open Disk Utility (/Applications/Utilities/), select it in the left-hand menu, then click on the Partition tab. Select ‘1 Partition’ from the Volume Scheme dropdown, and select ‘MS-DOS (FAT)’ in the Format dropdown.
Click Apply (remember this will erase the USB stick). If you want to securely wipe the USB stick, see the section on. To those of you interested in installing a bootable OSX or Linux partition, you will want to consider partitioning the disk into two parts. For Linux I recommend about 2-3GB (FAT32), for Mac OS X you’ll need at least a 3GB partition (Mac OS Extended (Journaled)). Those of you interested in installing OSX on your USB stick, it’s usually as easy as creating a partition, and then using the OSX install DVD to install onto that partition.
This is where the crypto comes in. Should your USB drive get lost, stolen or by the US Department of Homeland Security, you’re going to want to make sure your data remains safe (although DHS will strongly encourage you to reveal your decryption key). TrueCrypt allows the creation of encrypted disk images that will work on OSX, Linux and Windows.
If you do not need a cross-platform disk image, OSX users can use built-in disk images. On my USB stick I chose to create a large encrypted disk image, as I’m probably going to want to encrypt most of my files.
However, I recommend that you do leave some free space for quick transfers of non-sensitive data (or if a friend needs to stick something on your drive) and no giving them your password is not a solution. For the sake of argument let’s say you want to create a 2GB encrypted disk image. Start by opening TrueCrypt, click on “ Create Volume“, and then select the “ standard” volume button, and click Next. Click on “ Select File” and enter the name of your disk image at the prompt (make sure you’re saving the file on your mounted USB stick). You now have the option of selecting the encryption algorithm to be used with you disk image. Unless you have a particular reason for doing so, I recommend sticking with AES. Note that if you do choose any combination of encryption algorithms, it will slow down the speed of your disk image, as files will have to be encrypted/decrypted twice or even three times.
You can leave the hash algorithm (RIPEMD-160) as-is. At the next screen enter the preferred size of your disk image, in this example we chose 2GB, click Next again. On the next screen you will be asked to enter a password. The strength of your password will determine how secure your encrypted disk image will be.
If you were to use a password like “apple”, it wouldn’t matter if you used all encryption algorithms together in a random complicated combinations, your disk image would be cracked open by a dictionary attack in about 0.34 seconds. For those of you who haven’t read it, my article on has a section on. TrueCrypt also has the ability to use ‘‘ as additional keys needed to decrypt a disk image. A key file can be any file on your computer, MP3, PDF, ZIP. Preferably this should be a file that is not going to change, so don’t use some text file that you edit on a regular basis.