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    Question Looking for decent USB Drive lock software?

    I have a USB memory stick and a portable USB HDD that i need to protect the data on.

    All I’m looking for it some software I can install on the portable drive that will:

    • Ask for a password as soon as you have connected the USB Drive and try to access it.

    • Is quick and simple and does not take ages to encrypt all the files on the drives.

    • Does not let you see any data on the drive until you have typed in a user name and password.


    Can any one recommend any good software that will do all this and they have used?

    Cheers All!

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    Re: Looking for decent USB Drive lock software?

    I don't think it does *exactly* what you're asking, but Truecrypt is widely acknowledged as being the daddy.

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    Re: Looking for decent USB Drive lock software?

    Hi malice19,

    As previously mentioned
    http://www.truecrypt.org/
    pretty good although I found you could format the data clean off the drive (if someone found it they get a new pen drive!)

    Or this one with a trial and then pay!
    http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    have to buy to get full use but my favorite, easy to use(and you cant format the drive clean if it contains your encrypted files!)


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    Re: Looking for decent USB Drive lock software?

    Quote Originally Posted by Splash View Post
    I don't think it does *exactly* what you're asking, but Truecrypt is widely acknowledged as being the daddy.
    Quote Originally Posted by Higgs Boson View Post
    Hi malice19,

    As previously mentioned
    http://www.truecrypt.org/
    pretty good although I found you could format the data clean off the drive (if someone found it they get a new pen drive!)

    Or this one with a trial and then pay!
    http://www.newsoftwares.net/folderlock/
    have to buy to get full use but my favorite, easy to use(and you cant format the drive clean if it contains your encrypted files!)


    Higgs...Out!
    Cheers guys... will have a play around with them soon...

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    Re: Looking for decent USB Drive lock software?

    TrueCrypt is definately the way to go. Once TrueCrypt has been installed to AutoRun on your USB memory stick or portable USB HDD, you just plug in the drive, enter the password and work like you normally would - transparant on-the-fly encryption. Once it's unpluggled, anyone trying to use it again will need to enter your password before they can access any of your information.

    One issue I've run into is that you need Admin rights on any machine you want to use the USB device on, due to the way TrueCrypt. Looks like you can use TCExplorer to access import, export, delete, rename, view, edit and execute files in TrueCrypt containers without requiring administrative privileges - problem solved!

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