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Wednesday, June 8, 2016

How to Protect USB drives with Password??

Hello Guys Today I will be teaching you How To Protect USB drive with Password. Computers have become a part of our personal and professional life. We use it for entertainment as well as for many other purposes. We are now dependent on computers for many different tasks like using internet, playing games, for entertainment, working and many more.Usually we store some important data in our computers of different type. Due to huge amount of data Storage, we need to take backup or we have to transfer to the external drives. So, USB devices are used to exchange the data from computers. USB drives are also called pen drive or flash drives. These drives are very small in size and it also offers a large data storage capacity. USB drives are plug and play drives and also has more life than those of CD’s and DVDs  and it also provide re-writable features. Sometimes we need to keep our information secret and protect them from misuse by others and remain safe. In this article i am going to explain those methods ou can by which y protect  your USB drives with password.

How To Protect USB drives With Password??

Method 1:- By Bitlock Encryption.

It is the manual method provided by the Windows OS to protect our USB drives. Each time when you insert the drive to the computer you have to enter the bit lock to open the drive and access the files.

Steps To Protect USB drive Using Bitlock.

Step 1. Insert your USB drive into the Computer.
Step 2. Now right click the USB drive you want to Encrypt for.
Step 3. Then select Turn On Bitlock from Menu.

Step 4. Tick the check box in front of  “use a password to unlock the drive”.
Step 5. Then click on next button after entering a password.

Step 6: Next wizard will appear for saving and printing Recovery key in case you forgot your password.
Step 7: Click on the next button and then drive encryption will start.
Step 8: After the encryption of your device is completed click on close button.

Method 2:- Wondershare USB Drive Encryption.

It is a software used for encrypting the USB drives by allowing the user to use a password to encrypt and decrypt the USB drives. This software allows you to make a secure area in your drive and it can also protect the whole drive.

Steps To Encrypt USB drive Using Wonder share.

Step 1. Download and install the Wonder share USB Encryption software.

Step 2. Double click on its icon to Run the Program.

Step 3. Insert the USB device into your computer.

Step 4. Select your USB drive from the list to encrypt.

Step 5. Select the Amount of volume you want to encrypt for.

Step 6. Click  on  the install button.

Step 7. Enter a username and password for Encryption.

These are some of the easiest and best method to protect your USB drives with the password. If you have any other best method to protect USB drives with the password then please write down in below given comments  section.

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