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#1 KermitD

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 05:13 PM

I came across a program which will encrypt partitions on a HD or on a Flash Memory stick. I have a half-gig stick that I take with me to various clients and end up leaving it laying around. I have some data on it that I would prefer to encrypt.

The procedure is to load the Encryption/decription program on the stick, then run the program, from the stick to encrypt a partition. If access to an encrypted partition on the stick is desired, you have to run the program and enter a password to get to it.

I can't seem to find out how to partition the stick. I deleted all the folders on it, so that it is clean. When I try to partition it like you would a HD I get a message saying there's nothing on it. Duh!

Has anyone sucessfully partitioned one of these things?

Edited by KermitD, 26 August 2006 - 05:17 PM.

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Posted 26 August 2006 - 07:40 PM

Not sure if this what you need but this is what I found.
the first is for LINUX

USB Flash Memory HOWTO ... for LINUX

The second is a windows walkthru, but for the FREE product TrueCrypt

Encrypted thumb drive and autoplay howto
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 12:05 AM

Thanks, boopme,
I have printed it off and will give it a try. TrueCrypt is the software I was referring to. However it is only a free download for 7 days. A "forever licence" with support and upgrades is 30 bucks. Also the zip file only contains the exe file. No .dll file. I hope when I install it on my flash drive it won't expire on me and leave me stuck.
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 12:48 AM

Here's a free encryption program for you to check out, that will also do removable media:
Cryptainer LE
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Posted 27 August 2006 - 12:49 AM

Why go that far, didn't Ms just come out with a new type encryted folder where you can store the stuff under your own password.

http://www.fixmyxp.com/content/view/163/129/

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Posted 28 August 2006 - 11:06 PM

Thanks tq1911,
I have decided to use Cryptainer. It loaded and ran very easily. I'm happy with it.

Fleamailman, I looked at the Microsoft encrypter. Seems they have withdrawn support of it after getting some concerns that kids would hide downloads from their folks. I know there is a site where you can still get it, but I would prefer to have an application which is still being actively supported.

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Posted 29 August 2006 - 12:05 AM

You're welcome, KermitD.
Glad to be of help.
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