Learn How To Password Protect External Hard Drive

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Hey, I just bought a Seagate2 TB external hard drive. I’m very cautious about it and the data contained in it. I came to know that you can password protect external hard drive. I don’t know how to do it. Please help me out.

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Learn How To Password Protect External Hard Drive


You should first of all know that there’s difference between password protecting external hard drive and password protecting a folder in external hard drive. Mostly external hard drives come with a password encrypter but you can use third party software too.
To password protect external hard drive, You just have to following the following steps :

1. Download an encryption program.
2. Install it.
3. Plug in the external hard drive.
4. Open the software.
5. Select the option saying to create a new volume.
6. Type the password.
7. Format the drive.
8. Select it to encrypt it.
9. Type your password again to make sure you can access your drive.


I hope this works out for you.

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