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What free USB password protect app. do you recommend?


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#1 razz3333

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Posted 19 June 2017 - 09:13 PM

I have a USB drive that I wish to protect with a password and I see that there are numerous free options.  Do you have any recommendations?

 

Also, do you think encryption is necessary if you have password protection in place?  If so, what free encryption software do you recommend?

 

Thanks for your time.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 06:25 AM

You can do it natively in Windows with Bitlocker. 



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 10:51 AM

You can do it natively in Windows with Bitlocker. 

 

Bitlocker is not an option on my Windows 10 Home Edition.  Besides even it it was, according to other online posts, the drive needs two partions.



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Posted 20 June 2017 - 05:20 PM

Veracrypt maybe?

 

https://www.veracrypt.fr/en/Home.html



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Posted 28 June 2017 - 08:01 PM

I'd recommend you use USB Raptor.

 

https://sourceforge.net/projects/usbraptor/

 

It's a cool program that's very versatile and I love it.



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Posted 29 June 2017 - 09:17 AM

It turns out I only needed to protect one folder on my USB; therefore, I decided to just use 7-Zip to password protect that one folder instead of using some app to password protect the entire USB.






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