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Protecting External Hdd Files


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#1 Ngarskel

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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:27 PM

Alright, did not worry about this before and came back lastnight to find 10 GB of my media files deleted by someone. That is irritating. Does anyone know how to put a password on or encrypt an external HDD? So that even if he plugs it into his laptop he cant use it and do more of this bleep (hopefully this will also prevent him from being able to format it?)

Any help whould be appreciated.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 02:51 PM

You could use a third-party file encryption tool.
Check out the Freeware Replacements For Common Commercial Apps topic, under the File Encryption heading, in Post #1.
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Posted 10 October 2007 - 03:09 PM

I just did a test with one of the Encrypters AxCrypt and its not going to do what I want. I tried to encrypt a /folder/ instead in encrpyts the files inside the folder, which you can still delete even though they're encrypted. It wont encrypt the folder to where you need a password to open/delete it.

Mabey a different program might do that? I would rather put a password on the HDD itself to where you need to enter it to be able to access it at all, Such as if you navigate to E:\ you need to enter a password to enter the directory.

Encrypting also dosent stop him from moving it to his laptop and doing Reformat -.-
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