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Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

Q: Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

Hi,

When I got my Flash Drive today it came with a small application called SecretZip which runs from the drive and allows me to encrypt and password protect the files on there, Of course I could use WinRAR but as I use it for College and other places i cant install WinRAR on them PC's.

I have used our friend Google to try and find this program but I cant.
Does anyone know where I get it or a application like it that runs from the drive?

Thanks.

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A: Encrypt and Password Protect files on Flash Drive

http://www.linova.com/software/SecretZip/

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I tried using Truecrypt - but I am very much a novice and became completely confused. Can anyone help me out with any suggestions and simple directions. Please!!! Thank you in advance---
 

A:password protect flash drive

Start Truecrypt
Click 'create volume' button
Select 'Create an encrypted file container", click 'Next' button
Select 'Standard TrueCrypt volume'. click 'Next' button
Click 'Select File' and navigate to the USB stick, and create a file name for Truecrypt to use.Click 'Next'
At the Encryption Options screen, click 'Next' button.
At Volume Size screen, type in the size of the file container that you need. (eg 2 MB ) Click 'Next' button
At the Volume Password screen , key in your password twice. Click 'Next'
At the Volume Format screen, click 'Format' button
Click 'Exit' button

Now you have created your encrypted volume/file. And you are back at the main TrueCrypt screen.

Select a drive letter. This is the drive letter you want to use when you 'mount' the encrypted volume. The volume/file you created above needs to be mounted as a drive letter, then you can drag files into it.

Click 'Select File' and navigate to your USB stick to find the file you just created.
Click 'Mount' button.
Type in your password.

The drive letter is now ready to use. You can drag files onto that drive, or create new files in that drive, and all those files will be encrypted inside that drive. When you are done, click 'Dismount'.
 

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About to buy a USB Flash Drive.
Is there any FREE software out there which would allow me to password protect the Flash Drive. Ideally, I require something that asks me for a password when I insert it into the PC and will not give me access unless I put in the correct password.
 

A:Password Protect USB Flash Drive

Hi alexfooty,
I don't know of a prog to do exactly that but why not have a look at using TrueCrypt in what's called "Traveller Mode"?

I hope this link works:

http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/

You need to scroll down the menu on the left hand side & click on "Traveller Mode"

Richard.
 

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just got the 16gb Patriot USB flash drive from Frys..

http://www.patriotmem.com/products/detailp.jsp?prodline=4&catid=8&prodgroupid=47&id=642&type=11
How do I protect the files on it from being viewed or taken?
 

A:How to password protect a USB Flash Drive?

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Any good software that you all recommend?

I dont want to hide it or anything, but i just want a program that when you double click, it asks for a password. Nothing Fancy, just simple. Any good suggestions?
 

A:Password Protect my USB Flash Drive

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Hi all,
I have a Corsair Voyager Flash drive 2 GB. I don't like the software that came with it. Is there a good (maybe free) software I can use to password protect it?
Tia for any info.
Gary
 

A:Software to password protect my flash drive?

just do a google search for (Flash drive,password protect) and you'll see a number of softwares
 

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Hello all,
Is there a free program out there to put a password on a flash drive? I have seen many programs but there is to much "fluff" stuff that comes with it. I want to be able to put my flash drive in, have a dialog box pop up to input a password and thats it. Any suggestions??
 

A:Solved: Password Protect a Flash Drive

Hi,
I suggest TrueCrypt (free, legal Open Source) in what they call "Traveller mode".
http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=traveler-mode

Richard.
 

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i want to encrypt a usb flash drive using truecrypt but i have a problem i want to keep the portable version of truecrypt on my usb and also encrypt my usb so where ever i go, example on a public computer where truecrypt is not installed and also being able to decrypt my usb and put some file on it and encrypt it again.
(sorry for my bad english )
 

A:Solved: Encrypt a USB Flash Drive using TrueCrypt But....

Sure, thats not a problem, just use the portable version of TrueCrypt: http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable

However it won't work if the account you are using is not an admin account such as a limited account.
 

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Im looking for some way to protect my external HDD from infections, and my PC from viruses on other peoples flash drives, is there any good software that can monitor and block USB or not allow stuff to copy itself on its own, or something liek that?

Thanks!
 

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Can anyone recommend any free software available to load onto and Password Protect USB Flash Drives.

Recommendations for Microsoft XP / Vista / Windows 7 operating systems please

A:Need Free Software to Password Protect USB Flash Drives

I like TrueCrypt

TrueCrypt - Free Open-Source On-The-Fly Disk Encryption Software for Windows 7/Vista/XP, Mac OS X and Linux

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This is something that I am always having an issue with as I carry a load of software on my flash drive. The type of work I do the flash drive needs to be used on customers PC to load software. Time and time again it gets infected with viruses and I lose the complete configuration and software stored on the drive. Each time when I use it on a customers PC and return to my office I do a virus scan and normally it will pick up at least one or two infections

A:How do I Protect a Flash Drive

You would have to write protect the drive.

http://www.addictivetips.com/windows...cted-computer/

http://www.techyard.net/3-ways-prote...es-from-virus/

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Hi, I have a quick question. My boss just set up a new office, there are 3 computers there on a network, 2 running Vista, 1 running XP. The office next to ours has a T3 connection and my boss purchases his internet connection through them because its cheaper than the cable connection. However, he is worried that they have too much access to our systems. All of our shared files are in the Public Folder, which is something I have grown to hate in Vista. Anyway, I was wondering if there is anyway to password protect the shared files on our systems. Can you do this through Vista or would we have to purchase 3rd party software.

Thanks
 

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I am at work with a windows xp home computer. We share the computer with multiple users all of witch have admin right because we all use the same logon name. I have some files that I would like to password protect but I can not find a free file that works with xp, if you can help me I would appreciate it.
Thank you very much.
 

A:Password protect files

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I need to password protect files on my PC and i am looking for a cool utility programme to do it.

Any ideas guys?

A:Password protect files

If you have Windows XP Pro, it should allow you to password folders by right-clicking it it.

If you have XP Home, then try Cryptainer LE, a free 128-bit encryption software. It's free and was mentioned by PC Magazine. I haven't gotten around to using it yet -- I forgot I downloaded it until I started "clean house" on my hard drive recently.

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Hello,
I need to password protect my files and folders in windows vista... is there a way to do it without using third party softwares...

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HI, is there any possible way to password protect a .swf file? .....without converting it first to .exe file and not using decrypt & extract procedure..
Just a plain password protection before it plays.
 

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Using flash drive on WinXP.
Info is encrypted (safe in that sense).
Txt file on it with return/reward info.

BUT . . . why return it if you can just format it and keep it for yourself?

Therefore . . . Is there any way to keep a stranger from formatting the drive?

I feel that this would make it more likey to be returned as it would be unuseable.

Thanks everybody!!!
 

A:Can I protect my flash drive from being formatted?

Well turning write protect on wont help vox the stranger can just turn it off. So, no, to my knowledge there is no way to protect the drive. Unless you remove that option from the context menu when you right click the drive, which obvoiusly you cant on someone elses system.
 

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I'm a small IT guy with mostly home and small office clients.
I use 2 flash drives that have my work programs.
One has d7II on it, https://www.foolishit.com/d7ii/,  the other GEGEEK, http://www.gegeek.com/
 
Both contain a number of forensic programs on them, notably Nirsoft
 
There are times when I FORGET to disable any AV on the clients PC and it wipes out some of the programs before I catch it.
 
How can I protect those drives until I'm ready to open the data.
 
Pete

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I'm a small IT guy with mostly home and small office clients.
I use 2 flash drives that have my work programs.
One has d7II on it, https://www.foolishit.com/d7ii/,  the other GEGEEK, http://www.gegeek.com/
 
Both contain a number of forensic programs on them, notably Nirsoft
 
There are times when I FORGET to disable any AV on the clients PC and it wipes out some of the programs before I catch it.
 
How can I protect those drives until I'm ready to open the data.
 
Pete

A:Protect my work flash drive

You can make the USB drive read only. I don't know if this would affect any of the programs on the flash drive. There is also this utility. The flash drive would need to be formatted NTFS in order to have file permissions.
 
http://www.addictivetips.com/windows-tips/protect-files-on-your-usb-from-accidental-deletion-modification/
 
In any case, thanks for the GEGEEK link.

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I have a small local network at home consisting of 4 or 5 computers. Each computer has XP installed. There are certain folders that I would like to share with the other computers, which I personally would like to access occasionally from those other computers around the house, but I do not want them accessed by those usually using those computers. The perfect solution for me would be to password protect these files over the network so I can access them when needed from the various computers. Can someone please advice me as to how to go about doing this?

I am only interested in password protecting certain files over the network, and NOT on my computer itself. In other words, having to put in a password every time I want to access those files from within MY computer would drive me crazy (I am the only user on my computer), so from what I can see, most 3rd party software will not help me.

Thank you.
 

A:Password protect files over network

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Please help! My mother in law snoops through my computer, camera, and ipad and takes whatever pictures she wants with her flash drive. Wondering what is the best way to keep my documents and pictures secure?? A password on the folder?

Also, is there a way to see when she inserted her mass storage device to take my pictures??
I am so NOT tech savy, any help is GREATLY appreciated!
 

A:password protect picture files?

Hi mgrady2681, and welcome to TSG.

If you are the only one using the computer, why not just create a password protected user account and make sure that the admin account has a password and any guest account is disabled? Make sure that the computer is set to require a password when waking up from hibernation or sleep mode. If there is a possibility she may snoop while you step away from the computer, make sure to lock the computer when stepping away.

Keep the camera in a locked drawer to which only you have the key. If the camera needs to be used by other people, let every user have their own memory card to use with the camera. Keep your memory card locked away when you are not using it. Make sure that you do not use any of the camera's built in memory to store pictures.
 

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How to Password Protect your Files and FoldersDo you have files and folders on your computer that you absolutely don?t want anyone else to see? Or do you even carry important documents on those easy-to-misplace USB drives?Digital InpirationCheersKarstenHansen

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What do I need to accomplish this?

A:[SOLVED] Password protect zip files?

Hi,

Winzip has the facility to password protect a compressed file.

I suspect other compression programs WINRAR and others will also have this.

http://www.filehippo.com/download_winzip/

hth

Ceri

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Hello I friend of mine asked me yesterday if you can password protect certain files on your HD. He also asked if you can password protect an external HD.

If so how can you do this?

Thanks mike

A:Can you password protect files/external HD's

  
Quote: Originally Posted by n612ua


Hello I friend of mine asked me yesterday if you can password protect certain files on your HD. He also asked if you can password protect an external HD.

If so how can you do this?

Thanks mike


yes, and yes. In win 7 you can do it. instructions here http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000705.htm. also there are plenty of good (and somewhat more flexible) apps

Good Luck. and do yourself a favor DONT LOOSE/FORGET the password, or you can kiss those files good buy

Ken J+

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I want to password protect photos on my PC.

I saw a posting recommending creation of a zip folder. I created the folder, but can't find the last step
File>Add a password. Can someone please help.

I am using Windoes Vista

Regards,
Satish

Steps given in other post
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~Go to Explorer and navigate to where you would like the password-protected file.
~Right click on the file then go to Send To and click on Compressed (zipped) Folder
~It will then create a zipped folder with the file in it. Go inside the zipped folder then go to File > Add A Password
~Put the password you desire in the forms and you're done.
 

A:Password protect pictures (jpg files)

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Is it possible to password protect folders and word/excel docs etc stored on your PC ?
 

A:Password protect Word files ?

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does anybody know how to set a password on individual files in windows so that you can only view the files if you have entered the right password? is it any different from XP to Vista? thx
 

A:Password protect individual files

There are a huge number of file encryption programs available, many freeware. Why don't you just google for 'file encryption' or look here http://www.snapfiles.com/Freeware/security/fwencrypt.html
 

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I have a small local network at home consisting of 4 or 5 computers. Each computer has XP installed. There are certain folders that I would like to share with the other computers, which I personally would like to access occasionally from those other computers around the house, but I do not want them accessed by those usually using those computers. The perfect solution for me would be to password protect these files over the network so I can access them when needed from the various computers. Can someone please advice me as to how to go about doing this?

I am only interested in password protecting certain files over the network, and NOT on my computer itself. In other words, having to put in a password every time I want to access those files from within MY computer would drive me crazy (I am the only user on my computer), so most 3rd party software are out.

Thank you.

A:Password protect files over network

Making them hidden may do the trick, but it wouldn't be secure.

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Hello,
I was looking for a free simple effective program to protect all kinds of files when you try opening them. This includes .exe files. A program with minimal hassle.
 

A:Password-protect Files upon Opening

An easy one to work with is Cryptainer LE, you won't even be able to see the files until you enter a password. However the freeware version has a storage limit of 25 MB.
 

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I was wondering what are my choices for password protecting individual files or folders? I'm using Windows XP Home SP2 and the drive is NTFS. Do I need a program to do this if so which ones do you like or can Windows do it.
Thank you in advance!!

A:How to Password Protect Files and Folders?

DirLock
http://www.astalavista.com/index.php...detail&id=5658

Or use any of the freely available encryption programs.
http://axcrypt.sourceforge.net/

You could also password protect a zip file. XP has the ability to create zip files and then password protect them.

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I have a shortcut to my HOSTS file on my desktop for ease of access because I edit it regularly.

However, little mischievous people may go into this if I am not on my computer and be a pain. Therefore, I want a way of protecting it from opening up in it's main application.

I don't really need it to be sophisticated, it is not to prevent hackers etc, it is merely to stop people having instant access to it from my desktop.

I doubt there is any built-in feature of windows, therefore what third-party applications can do this?

A:Password protect individual files

just create your own account and keep them in your documents folder. nobody will have access as long as they do not have admin privileges. or keep them on a flash drive. I would strongly urge you not to password protect individual files because you could forget the password and lose access to the files. this forum is full of locked threads because of users wanting help with forgotten passwords when they were trying to protect files.

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i just want to share, you cannot open your flash drive, cannot detected, crash or to maintenance,. i recomended this
id3.info
 

A:Flash drive getting write protect, repair here

USB Flash Drive Write protection fixes
http://www.techspot.com/vb/post701343-61.html
 

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how can I remove my write protect on my TDK 8GB USB Flash Drive?
there is no physical switch on the usb
i have tried the registry trick by adding a key in 'local_machine/system/currentcontolset' called 'SystemDevicePolicies' & adding a dword called 'WriteProtect'

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Any idea on how to do the following?
I have a Windows7 Professional 64bit PC on a network. I have some simple back-up software installed that will run scheduled backups, and it will also backup shared files on the network (network contains XP and Win7 PC's). All i want to do is have each computer on the network share the My Documents folder, but also have the folder (or PC) password protected on the network. I only want the backup PC to have access to the shared folders. This way, employees won't have to do anything but use the My Documents folder and their data will be backed-up daily and private to others on the network.

This sounds so simple, but i've ran into a bunch of problems. Actually, I was able to get the XP PC's to work by creating a password on the guest account and keeping the account turned off. It works great. I get a prompt for a username and password from any PC i try to connect to it from. But Windows 7 PC's are not giving me the Username and password promt. So when i set the network options to password protect, it just tells me i do not have permission or whatever. I know using a server role is the better/real way to do something like this. But just for spits n giggles, can this be done?

A:Password protect shared files on network containing XP & Win 7 PC's

Hi Triago, Welcome to Seven Forums.

For other pc's to be able to connect to a Win7 pc, this has to be done.

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I am running Windows XP Pro and also have a large number of files and folders on an NAS Drive (SimpleTech 160GB NAS). I would like to lock some of the folders and some specific files with a password.

Win XP does not seem to have this as a native feature. I think!!

Which would mean a 3rd Party software? Any good free ones out there?

A:Password protect files/folders on HD and NAS Drives

You could give this a try:
(Trail tho)

http://www.fspro.net/hide-folders-xp/

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Hi Everyone, I recently downloaded off the internet some files (pictures in this case) which I want to password protect. I am running Office 2000 Pro on Windows XP Pro operating system. Password protecting a Word or Excel file is straightforward following the correct menus from the Save As option. I could not find anything similar for eg. picture files! Encryption I do not believe accomplishes the same security. Basically I do not want other people who have access to and use my computer, to be able to open these files without my explicit permission i.e. password protection. I suppose I could embed the pictures in a Word file or an Excel file and password protect them but this seems rather round about. It seems odd that for example Windows Explorer apparently does not provide for password protection for arbitrary files. Also, is there a procedure for password protecting a directory instead of having to individually password protect every file in the directory?
 

A:How to password protect nonExcel/Word files?

if you have a NTFS file system, you can encrypt folders.

otherwise, you could also "store" them in a compression program such as Winrar and password protect that.
 

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Sometimes I let other people uses my laptop. Sometimes I let my nieces & nephews watch movies or play games on my laptop. It always makes me nervous to let other people use my PC. I don't what anybody accidentally deleting/altering anything & I certainly don't want any "lil' eyes " stumbling onto any files that might be errr...hard to explain. Is there a safe way to password protect certain Drives &/or Folders on a drive &/or a certain File in a folder? I imagine there must be some easy way to do it. I just don't know how. It doesn't have to be Gov't rated security, just something that will foil a computer savvy 10year old. There is a password obviously you need to boot up windows upon start up. I want to be able to give them access to the system but limit some folders/files. ( besides my 10 year old cousin figured out my boot up password in 10 seconds) A few side questions: If I can password protect a file or folder (say Scarface.avi) & I do a PC search for all video files will that file show up? If so is there a way to protect the file & make it invisible to "video file search"? If I were to get a password program that provides max. protection any suggestions on types, brands etc.. (my bro uses a PGP program)Thanks!=======

A:How Can I Password Protect Certain Drives/folders & Files?

I should add, I googled the answer. When I go to the My Computer,folder,right click,properties,sharing. I can not check "Make folder private". Plus I want it to ask for a password if you try to access that folder.
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I have a Western Digital "Elements" 1023 500GB External USB drive. Is there a way for me to assign a password to it so that nobody else can plug it in and see all my data?

If so, how do I do that with Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit OS?
 

A:Can I password-protect my Ext USB drive?

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Hello Sir, Need Help, I have HP v220 16GB pendrive , Now that pendrive can't Formatted display msg on "Writing Protect", So how to Delete or Formate in my pendive  MY SYSTEM CONFIG:WIN;10 64 BitHP Pavilion e0 15tx Laptop PLS help me  Microsoft Windows [Version xxxxxxxxx](c) 2015 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.C:\WINDOWS\system32>diskpartMicrosoft DiskPart version xxxxxxxxxxCopyright (C) 1999-2013 Microsoft Corporation.On computer: xxxxDISKPART> list diskDisk ### Status Size Free Dyn Gpt-------- ------------- ------- ------- --- ---Disk 0 Online 931 GB 1024 KB *Disk 1 Online 15 GB 0 BDISKPART> select disk 1Disk 1 is now the selected disk.DISKPART> attributes disk clear readonlyDisk attributes cleared successfully.DISKPART> attributes diskCurrent Read-only State : YesRead-only : NoBoot Disk : NoPagefile Disk : NoHibernation File Disk : NoCrashdump Disk : NoClustered Disk : NoDISKPART>

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What are some ways I can password protect or user protect files and directories?

Do I need to set up a domain to do so? Can I get some recommendations please?

I am guessing that this could get crazy intense, so I hope someone will have some patience with me. I am interested in methods for both XP and Vista.

Thanks in advance for the ideas/suggestions/explanations, etc...
 

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Is there a faster way to password-protect folders than the ones I already know, such as AxCrypt or putting in a zip with 7Zip? I have a lot of huge files and it would take too long.

I do NOT need powerful encryption for these particular files. No hacker is ever going to get them; it's only to keep out my roommates who use my account on my computer. For various reasons setting up separate accounts is not an option.

I"m wondering if there's some way that's not as secure as AxCrypt because that's overkill for me but would still add a password and do it quicker.

A:Faster way to password-protect individual files/folders

I have installed software that can encrypt/ decrypt individual files/ folders or multiple files/ folders. It's pretty easy to use via drag/ drop folders/ files that you want to encrypt (accepts multiples) or select via right click context menu.

Right click a file/ folder to encrypt/ decryptDrag 'n' Drop multiples to encrypt/ decryptEncryted files have .pcr extensionIf you use the main program window to decrypt files or multiple files it totally and permanently removes encryption and restores the default file extension.

If you decrypt via click and open - you are asked for a password to open the file and it remains encrypted when you close the file.

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I have a WD Passport that I would like to password protect but am having trouble finding software to do it. I have found many programs to encrypt and protect files on the drive but thats not exactly what I'm looking for. I have a Sandisk Cruzer that lets me make a password before even letting me get into the drive at all. Thats what I'm looking for for my Passport, a password protecting program that asks for one right when you plug it in before even showing or accessing the files that are on the drive. Anyone have any suggestines? Any help would be appriciated. Thanks. Chas. :wave:
 

A:Password protect an external USB drive?

You don't say what operating system you are running. I run Vista. Open the drive to view it's contents. Right click, and select "security". Go from there to set access properties
 

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Hi, this is my first post here. We got a new computer a few months ago, one with Windows XP. My son, who has his own laptop, set me up as the Administrator. My husband, who thinks he knows a lot about computers,but DOES NOT, has been entering the Temporary Internet file, and Cookie file, and deleting things without I imagine, even completely understanding what he is doing. The other night, he deleted some things while my 16 year old daughter was in the room, and she tried to get him to stop because she said , although she couldn't see the whole thing, a box popped up that said removing this might be harmful to the computer. My husband still removed it, telling her he "Knew what he was doing." The next day, I had numerous problems with the computer, including an inability to get a dial up connection, once I did get one, I could not get a lot of our pages to open, and several other things. My son ran Ad Aware, Spybot, and Clean Up, in case we had gotten something on the computer, but it didn't help, and he had to do a Systems Restore. My daughter then told us that my husband had been removing things from the computer. My son said to check here, and see if there was anyway I could add those files to the ones that only the Administrator could tinker with. A friend of his online last night said for me to just drag those items into my Administrator files, but my son was not sure if this would work, and doesn't want us to screw around with the files if it wasn't ... Read more

A:Can I password protect the Temporary Internet files and the Cookie file?

My, you do seem to be having problems. The answer to your question is that you can only protect folders that are in your user profile. Folders such as Internet Temporary Files and Cookies are common folders and therefore accessible to anyone. However, deleting files from these folders is unlikely to cause the problems you describe. I routinely clear out my temp files and cookies. It just means that for those websites where, for example, passwords are needed, you will have to re-enter them rather than it being done automatically, but it wouldn't stop access to sites. It's more likely that system or program files are being altered or deleted. If your husband is a restricted user, he shouldn't be able to alter these. If you've got problems with your computer you can try doing a system restore. Do you know how to do this?

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Hi, Recently got whacked with a massive onslaught of software trouble (Windows 7 Home Premium) and have not been going to porn sites. Had a bad habit of going to sleep leaving the PC on, with the Modem switched on, and the USB external Hard-Drive hooked up as well; this post is about the latter as it started to exponentially get "taken over" by something that was with incredible speed gobbling up it's 500 Gigabytes of capacity and annihilating nearly all of the files on it in the process. How can things like this be defended against? Not being a Geek, the way i deal with virus/malware "implants" into Windows 7 itself is to reinstall the OS which is a long and laborious process, but this attack on the external drive wiped out practically all of my backups, and even though the system is going reasonably okay now (with the usual Windows Explorer crashes happening all the time) please is there someone out there who can point to a way of how to protect the external HDD from another attack (have reformatted it and am now keeping most files back on it; now always make a point of switching off the Modem before using the USB external drive for anything. Thank you.
 

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Need a good password-protect USB drive software which is fast and reliable.

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Please tell me any freeware, for windows7 which can password protect an external USB hard drive, from unauthorized use.
 

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