Guide to encrypt USB drive and secure your information
- USB or removable flash drives can store whole lot of information, a lot more than what CD's can store, and they're more reliable. The flash drive is also called thumb drive since it is only as big as your thumb. Flash drives make It is easy to simply click and move your data onto these flash storage devices, they are very fast. You could carry these drives in your pocket or even in keychain and it will keep all the videos, pictures, presentations, or other things you might store on it. If you want to know more about
how to encrypt USB drive, then Keep reading and understand ways to
encrypt USB drive.
- How does USB encryption work, and is it really safe
USB Encryption software can easily divide the USB drive into two diffent partitions, the secure area and the public area. The secure partition is encrypted using the AES 256 algorithm, and is accessible after being mounted through the program. The secure area can be only opened by inputting password, while the public area need not, which is the same as any USB flash drive that are not encrypted. More than convenient, the encrypted USB drive can be used on any PC without installing extra applications, and all we need is to remember the password. Once our encrypted USB drive were lost or lent to others, the information in secure area cannot be accessed unless people's got the correct code. Consequently, the names of files in secure area are invisable too, which will effectively enhance the file security. This provides an ideal way to secure the data saved in USB memories. If the companion secure access application on the encrypted USB drive is accidentally deleted, it can be easily recovered too. If we want the USB drive can be only used on our own PC, instead of being used on any other computers, idoo Full Disk software would be our ideal choice.
- How to encrypt USB drive
- Four steps to protect USB drive security:
- 1. Insert the USB drive that you want to password protect into the USB port of your computer.
- 2. Choose the drive and set the size of secure area will be created, and click "Install" to input password.
- 3. Click "Yes" button to start creating secure area to protect USB drive.
- 4. Click "Ok" button to successful to create protected area in the USB drive.
- 5. Double-click the icon, and input the password (which you set in Step 2). Click "Open".
- 6. Once the secure area is opened, directly drag the files into it, and the encryption will be automatically processed. (Learn more)
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- Windows Vista 32/64-bit
- Windows XP 32/64-bit
- Windows 2000
- Windows Server 2000 32/64-bit
- Windows Server 2003 32/64-bit
- Windows Server 2008 32/64-bit