How To Lock your External Storage Device With a Password | Flash Drive and Others

External Storage Device is one of the best place you can store important files to prevent data lost. With the arrival of On-The-Go (OTG) adapters or cables, you can use your single Flash Drive on your smartphone as well as your computer (PC) giving you great experience as well as saving storage space. 

However, you will agree that storing sensitive data like your private images, videos on an unprotected External Storage Device is un-safe, because the External Storage Device can be lost or misplaced making your private information get to wrong hands.

Because of this i have compiled three methods you can use to protect your External Storage Device with password.

How To Lock your External Storage Device With Encryption And Password Using BitLock

  1. First of all, insert USB Flash Drive into your computer. 
  2. Open Windows Explore with Windows Key + E and right click on the USB drive letter shown in explorer. Select Turn on BitLocker.
  3. Click Use password to protect the drive. 
  4. Enter the password you want to set in both the password fields.
  5. Click next and next and print or save the key for future reference.
  6. The encryption process will start and your drive will be encrypted+secured with the password that you have set.
Note: BitLocker Drive Encryption is available only on Windows 10 Pro and Windows 10 Enterprise.

How To Lock your External Storage Device With Password Using Wondershare

  1. First of all download and install Wondershare USB Drive Encryption from here.
  2. Open Wondershare USB Drive Encryption software and insert the USB Flash Drive into your PC/laptop. 
  3. Select your Flash Drive in the drop down menu and select Secure Full Drive.
  4. Click install button.
  5. Enter the username and password that you want to set for your USB Flash Drive.
  6. Click Ok and you are done. Now your USB Flash Drive is encrypted as well as protected with a username and password.

How To Encrypt Your External Storage Device With a Password Using DiskCrytor

  1. Download DiskCryptor from here. 
  2. You need to open DiskCryptor after installing and then click on the USB drive and click on “Encrypt” on the right hand side.
  3. A popup window will open and ask you to select the encryption process. If you want some special encryption select the same from the drop down menu and if your are comfortable with AES encryption, simply click “Next”
  4. On the next window, enter the username and password that you want. Once done, click on OK to start the encryption.
  5. After the encryption process completes, click on the USB drive and then click on “Mount”
How To Lock your External Storage Device With a Password | Flash Drive and Others How To Lock your External Storage Device With a Password | Flash Drive and Others Reviewed by Chukwumah Rapheal on October 25, 2016 Rating: 5

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