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tuiruru
05-07-2012, 06:18 PM
Hi

Does anyone know of a free, simple bur good, piece of software that will PW protect a 4 gig USB drive?

If there's an encryption option as well that would be good.

This one does it (http://www.downloadcrew.co.uk/article/27835-usb_safeguard_free) but will only go up to 2 gig

CYaBro
05-07-2012, 06:24 PM
Only one thing you need to look at :D
http://www.truecrypt.org/

Nick G
05-07-2012, 06:41 PM
This (http://www.rohos.com/products/rohos-mini-drive/) should do the trick.

icow
05-07-2012, 07:12 PM
+1 for truecrypt, great piece of software.

tuiruru
05-07-2012, 08:40 PM
What happens about files and portable apps that are already on the drive?

Nick G
05-07-2012, 08:44 PM
I think they will stay. Just to be sure, I'd transfer them over to a pc before putting the password on. Someone (who has used truecrypt) may be able to say for sure.

Chilling_Silence
06-07-2012, 03:27 AM
Depends on how you want to do it. I've not used recent Truecryt versions.

Just copy the data off, make a 'hidden' partition that takes up say 3.8GB, have a smaller 64MB partition just for Truecrypt (In case you wanna use the device on another PC) and then you're all good to go :)

stratex5
06-07-2012, 07:35 AM
Im pretty sure truecrypt requires admin rights so if you go to a library or something like that you wont be able to acsess your files.

Nick G
06-07-2012, 09:30 AM
Im pretty sure truecrypt requires admin rights so if you go to a library or something like that you wont be able to acsess your files.
I'm pretty sure it does, whereas rohos mini doesn't (I think)

dugimodo
06-07-2012, 09:48 AM
depending what you are trying to achieve a password protected zip file might be simpler

Speedy Gonzales
06-07-2012, 09:57 AM
Or buy something like a sandisk Cruzer Edge. Theres an install you install on it, which lets you put files in a vault. And I think its password protected

tuiruru
06-07-2012, 05:26 PM
I've installed ROHOS because it says it doesn't need admin rights. I've copied some files and portable apps into it, and everything seems to be working perfectly.
I'll head into town at the beginning of next week and see how it works in the Library and one or two other places.

I'l let you kow how it works out - thanks for all the input :thumbs:

Chilling_Silence
06-07-2012, 05:59 PM
Im pretty sure truecrypt requires admin rights so if you go to a library or something like that you wont be able to acsess your files.

Yeah.

See here: http://www.truecrypt.org/docs/?s=truecrypt-portable

tuiruru
06-07-2012, 07:42 PM
Thanks Chill ;)