How to lock my Flash Drive?

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Hi,

What I want to know is that how can I lock my Flash Drive. I want to password protect it, so that my personal data remains private.

Is there any way to do it? Any guidance and help will be appreciated.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #80184

How to lock my Flash Drive?

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Yes, you can do it easily in Windows 7. If you are using Windows 7 Home Premium then, it's not possible because Win 7 Home Premium doesn't provide BitLocker.

Bit locker is a tool that encrypts a drive with a password so that you can secure your data.

Go to My Computer,

Right click the drive you want to lock with bitlocker and then, a new window will appear.

Make sure that your drive have some free space available for bit locker processing.

The wizard will guide you with the rest of the process.

After protecting your flash, whenever you want to use flash on any other computer, you will have to provide a password. BitLocker also provides password recovery option. During BitLocker encryption, it generates a key file. Save it in a secure place so that, if you forgot your password, then, through this, you can recover it.

Answered By 0 points N/A #80183

How to lock my Flash Drive?

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Hi there,

You can lock your USB pen drive by encrypting it.

If you are using Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise edition you can use, Bitlocker application to encrypt your data on a USB stick. Just plug your pen drive and right click it.

Click to turn on Bitlocker and generate a key and save it for future use. You can watch and follow YouTube videos for more. And also, you can follow the next link to further reading.

Bit locker YouTube video

For further reading about bit locker, check out the following link More info

If you don't have Windows 7 ultimate, just download this open source encrypting tool. It's totally free. It's called trucrypt. Download link

If you want to know how to use this trucrypt software please use the following link

Beyond that, you will be able to find lots of encrypting software. If you need further instructions or any help related to the above mentioned, please drop me a message.

Answered By 0 points N/A #80186

How to lock my Flash Drive?

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Hi,

Setting up passwords on your gadgets is a good practice. Through this way, you are sure that your files are kept private and secured. To answer your question, yes, you can setup a password to your flash drive. Usually there is a CD that comes along with that drive when you bought it. Just run it. Then, you can setup a password through it.

But if you don’t have the software, just download it online for free. You can try going to this website Download

Bear in mind that in order to avoid later problems, be sure to remember and keep in mind the password you set.

Answered By 0 points N/A #80187

How to lock my Flash Drive?

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I want to know more information about your flash drive like, what brand and model because some models may need special programs to download and some models may supply drive security. Although some models don't support security models, you can read it from the instruction sheet. Also, I want to warn you of something, that you may forget your password or drive, or security may fail so, don't practice having the copy stored only on a flash drive.

Furthermore, please give me information about your flash drive, like I said, and I'll give you a straight answer.

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